Turning the Tide on Marine Debris
Turning the Tide on Marine Debris
Marine debris in general, and plastics in particular, have been described as “some of the greatest environmental concerns of our times, along with climate change, ocean acidification and loss of biodiversity.” Land-based sources are estimated to account for 80% of the total input of plastics entering the oceans yearly. This amount is estimated to be in the range of 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tonnes.

The Project aims to tackle the issue of marine debris in general, and plastics in particular, by educating the public on the importance of oceans and marine life and the threats thereto posed by marine debris; and by engaging the public to take action against marine debris by (a) stopping debris entering the oceans and (b) switching to environmentally-friendly, reusable alternatives to single-use plastics.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The Ocean Project, Seychelles
Country:
Seychelles
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 27,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 4,100.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,000.00
Project Number:
SEY/SGP/OP6/Y3/CORE/BD/2017/06
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Partnership

Local Government, NGOs

Grantee Contact

Ms Zara Pardiwalla
Email: theoceanproject.sey@gmail.com
 

Address

Bel Ombre, Mahe
Victoria , Africa Anglophone , PO BOX 343

SGP Country office contact

Ms Lyndy Bastienne
Phone:
248 4225914
Email:

Address

UNDP TECHNICAL OFFICE, First Floor Le Chantier Mall, Victoria
Victoria, Mahe