The Reef-World Foundation

... to inspire and empower people ...

Efficient and impacting international marine conservation

The Reef-World Foundation is a UK registered charity with its roots founded on bringing basic marine ecology to fishing villages and local communities in Thailand since 1999. Today we are operating across the globe supporting governments and communities sustainably develop their coastal resources. Our main project is internationally managing the Green Fins initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that focusses on environmentally friendly SCUBA diving and snorkelling practices in tropical locations.

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The Green Fins Initiative

“Green Fins [assessment data] provides us with a very useful management tool, it really is a tool for us to focus our efforts”.
— Ab. Rahim bin Gor Yaman - Green Fins Malaysia Network Leader

Green Fins, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme and internationally coordinated by Reef-World, are the only internationally recognised environmental set of standards for the diving and snorkelling industry supported by a comprehensive management approach to provide guidance and support for business owners and national authorities to promote best practice. 

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