Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation

by The African Impact Foundation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation
Support Eco-Tourism and Marine Conservation

Summary

The marine conservation project aims to create a sustainable ecotourism environment by conserving and monitoring dolphin and coral reef health through education. Zanzibar is one of the last remaining areas in the world with a dolphin population that is not governed by guidelines that limits the impact of tourism on their behavior. Our Conservation project focuses on conducting research, ethical dolphin tour workshops and conservation clubs for local schools to create a sustainable environment.

$25
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

In Zanzibar, there is lack of awareness on marine conservation, dolphin tourism and sustainable practices in the communities, boat drivers and tours. Tourism has grown on the island which also increases unethical dolphin tours, affecting their behavior and habitat. Additionally, most of the boat drivers do not know how to drive ethically around the dolphins. Finally, the communities and schools are not educated on how to keep their environment clean, safe and protected.

Solution

Ethical Training Workshops are given throughout 5 modules covering business, customer service and ethical behavior alternatives. Upon completion and sitting their exam, they become certified ethical boat drivers and assist them through marketing their tours to appeal to environmentally conscious tourists. We also provide conservation workshops to students in a local school with the goals of inspiring youth to take care of their environment. They also attend fun field trips three times a year.

Long-Term Impact

The dolphin, coral reef and fishing activity research collected on project, along with community education, will help to aid in marine conservation and sustainable ecotourism so that the entire Zanzibar environment benefits.

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Organization Information

The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Morgan Domijan
Muizenberg, Western Cape South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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