Blue Sphere Foundation
Working to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species & habitats. Join our movement to #ProtectWestPapua 👇🏼
“dropping onto one of west papua’s reefs was an experience of a lifetime for me. these waters harbor more types of fish and coral than anywhere else on the planet—1,800 species of fish and more than 600 hard corals. bodies of all shapes and sizes shimmer in the filtered light: trevallies, batfish, silversides, yellow fusiliers, and massive schools of barracudas that hang above the reef, swimming into the current. the reef bursts with life from every square centimeter. it's one of the most pristine places on earth that needs our help more than ever. we can't #protectwestpapua alone, but together, we're an ocean with a force that can spark action.” — @candace.crespi, campaign manager with blue sphere foundation
We're here to protect west papua, indonesia—the epicenter of global marine diversity. home to more species of fish and coral than anywhere else, west papua also supports the world’s second largest rainforest and the largest mangrove forest—a critical buffer to climate change. but, its riches are a constant attraction for exploitation and recently, the region has come under increasing threat from both marine and terrestrial pressures. protecting this area is a challenge we simply cannot tackle alone. help us raise $100k on june 27th during our 24-hour, all-or-nothing fundraising event. click link in bio to learn more. #protectwestpapua
We work to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. we go where there are urgent threats and critical resource gaps, and act quickly to establish the necessary groundwork for others to join in. we believe art and media are essential tools to spark curiosity and inspire action, and it is therefore an integral part of everything we do. 💪🏼🌊 @shawnheinrichs#protectwestpapua#turningthetide#indonesianoceanpride#bluespherefoundation
On june 20, tenures for 20 open-net atlantic salmon farms in the broughton archipelago, british columbia, are set to expire. premier john horgan, @johnhorgan4bc, and prime minister justin trudeau, @justinpjtrudeau, have the opportunity to make real change happen by not renewing these tenures. we too have the ability to make real change happen. the choices you make, every day, are an important part of that change. one of the easiest ways to help create healthy and abundant oceans is by being an informed and conscious consumer. #knowyoursalmon is our challenge to you, ocean lovers, to learn the difference between wild salmon and open-net farmed atlantic salmon. check our facebook page or click the link in @sea_legacy’s bio to learn more. together, we are #turningthetide.
Why is @starbucks partnering up with maxim's, a hong kong company that is involved in cruel, unsustainable and often illegal shark fin trade? learn more - link in our story.
just released via @wildaid hk:
maxim's secret shark fin menus revealed, as starbucks stays silent on issue: @wildaid activists have obtained documentary evidence of shark fin being offered for sale on à la carte shark fin menus in multiple maxim's restaurants across hong kong. this is despite claims by maxim's catering limited that in 2017 it had become "the first chinese restaurant chain to completely phase out shark fin dishes from our à la carte menus; and it was completed in 2017".
further, wildaid activists found that many of the secret shark fin menus offered by maxim's are titled “the premium”, implying a coordinated effort by maxim's marketing department to promote shark fin across its many outlets. this contradicts maxim's claim that it has been “promoting shark-free menus since 2010”, as it has clearly been doing the opposite.
maxim's may have removed shark fin from their main à la carte menus, but they have made the controversial dish available on different à la carte menus usually kept under the counters at the majority of their 55 chinese restaurants in hong kong. by the use of clever wording maxim's have misled the hong kong public into believing that it phased out shark fin sales entirely in 2017.
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