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Lighthouse Foundation Projects

The foundation supports regional development plans worldwide with the aim of promoting integrated and long-term approaches in the relationship between humans and the marine environment within the context of sustainable development. The aims of the foundation focus not just on providing short-term development support or alleviating serious environmental abuse. Rather, the Lighthouse Foundation’s intention is to contribute towards long-term change in a given situation taking into account the environmental, economic, cultural and social conditions in a region.

 

All regional activities are based on local initiatives by the parties involved. Projects supported must have the potential to act as an example of the feasibility of sustainable development. The higher the exemplary profile of a project or measure, the greater its utility for the seas and oceans on a global scale.

 

News:

Jan. 2015 - Tanzania: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for Anti-Dynamite Fishing Campaign

Fishing using explosives is common in Tanzanian waters in all sections of the coast from Mtwara in the south to Moa in the north. It is currently considered to be more widely practiced in Tanzania than at any other point in history to the extent that is becoming ‘fishing as usual’. Mwambao Coastal Community Network team carried out a multi-stakeholder consultation. ... more information

 

Dec. 2014 - Malaysia: Dynamite fishing is still a common practice

Apart from this immense biological diversity, coral reefs are also of high value for fisheries, coastal protection and nature-based tourism. But these values are in serious danger of being lost. Scientists estimate that 19% of reefs have already been destroyed and another 35% could be lost within 10-40 years as a result of over-exploitation, coastal development, tourism pressure, marine pollution - and destructive fishing practices. ... more information

 

Dez. 2014 - Malaysia - Coral Frame Programme in Tun Sakaran

Extensive damage has been inflicted on coral reefs in the Semporna area (and elsewhere in Sabah) from the use of explosives to ‘catch’ fish. Fish bombing began at least 50 years ago and surveys indi- cate that virtually every reef has been affected at some time. see annual report 2014

 

Sep. 2014 - South Africa - 6th. General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)

The 6th. General Assembly was held in at the Fountain Hotel in the City Centre of Cape Town, South Africa. It was hosted by the Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa. The General Assembly was at- tended by 134 participants from 26 countries. The delegates gathered for 5 days to discuss the past, the present and the future of the WFFP. Report 2014

 

04/11/2013 South Africa: Pan African fisheries newsletter

Masifundise’s mission is to facilitate mobilisation and organisation of fishing communities at the grass roots level. The organisation based in Cape Town has now launched the first volume of „Pan African fisheries newsletter“ with a wide range of articles being included around the central theme of “Ocean grabbing”. ...read more

 

06/09/2013 Myanmar: Coastal Development and Biodiversity

Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia with a continuous coastline of almost 2000 km extending along the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. ...read more

 

30/06/2013 Myanmar: Building Capacity for Community-based Marine Conservation

Myanmar has diverse coastal and marine habitats, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, sandy beaches and mudflats. Because of political issues, subsequent sanctions and lack of technical assistance, information on these habitats is extremely limited. ...read more

 

20/04/2012 - Myanmar: Stimulus through conservation and tourism

A conservation and tourism project has been launched in the north of Myanmar with the support of the local conservation organisation Sittwe Bird Lovers. Hunting rights have been bought up and wildlife observation promoted to protect birds. ...read more

 

19/04/2012 - Mexico: Looking for wrecks around Isla Contoy

Florian Huber and his cave divers are primarily interested in scientific research of the cenotes, a labyrinthian system of caves in Yucatan. But the underwater archaeologist is also interested in the numerous wrecks in the shallow waters around Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres. An opportunity the Amigos de Isla Contoy are not going to miss. ...read more

 

18/04/2012 - Malaysia: Dynamite fishing is still a common practice

Apart from this immense biological diversity, coral reefs are also of high value for fisheries, coastal protection and nature-based tourism. But these values are in serious danger of being lost. Scientists estimate that 19% of reefs have already been destroyed. ...read more

 

15/04/2012 - Indonesia: Jakarta's green monsters

Jakarta Green Monster is a volunteer community that care and want to participate in environmental conservation, especially wetland conservation. Most of its members are youth and student. Fauna & Flora International is supporting the local grass roots group....read more

 

20/02/2012 - "Hi, my name is Dean and I've caught your diner!“

Thisfish is committed to helping you make more informed choices about the authenticity, quality and sustainability of the seafood you eat, while promoting the folks who proudly stand behind their catch. We want to make the seafood business more transparent and reward those who responsibly harvest and handle your catch....read more

 

23/11/2009 - World leaders should recognize the immense potential of the ocean to reduce global warming by capturing carbon, if we are to avoid a serious climate crisis. The IUCN report, supported by Natural England, UNEP and the Lighthouse Foundation, and compiled by leading scientists in this field, provides the latest evidence of the ocean’s ability to store carbon and the role each of these marine ecosystems play in reducing the negative effects of climate change. Download, pdf 1,8MB