Tangaroa Blue Foundation was recently recognised as one of three organisations to have provided 10 consecutive years of support to Dunsborough Primary School’s annual Bay Ok Day. This wonderful event that is enjoyed by up to 700 students on the beautiful shores of Old Dunsborough in WA’s South West is a favourite on the school activity calendar.
The 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) took place in September from the 18th – 23rd in Busan, Republic of Korea. This was an important worldwide event attracting governments, industry professionals and relevant stakeholders to share the latest science, develop strong relationships and collaborations and discuss solutions to the serious issue of marine debris.
Tangaroa Blue Foundation were honoured to be able to participate in this event, with CEO Heidi Tait travelling to the conference to share the findings of Tangaroa Blue projects and the importance of the independent, citizen science led Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database plays in the marine debris and source reduction space.
The Tangaroa Blue data team recently presented an online training session covering the importance of collecting data on marine debris from clean-ups and monitoring activities. The presentation included how to use the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database to contribute data from beach and estuary clean-up activities.
Over the past ten years, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has been a valued contributor to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), recently hitting an amazing milestone in their efforts to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Guests and staff have removed over 20,000 items and 578 kg of marine debris from the Island.
The much-anticipated State of the Environment Report 2021 was released in July, revealing the harrowing decline of Australia’s environmental health and the need for swift and bold action. The report included maps and statistics derived from data collected through the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), which was used to highlight the extent of the marine debris issue around the country.