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2020
20 August 2020
CARADONNA ICON SERIES FEATURING GEORGIENNE BRADLEY: PART 2

Part 2 of the Icon Series featuring Georgienne Bradley with Sea Save Foundation. “Oceans do not recognize political boundaries so we must work on an international platform if we are going to bring real change,” is Georgienne Bradley’s current mantra.

17 July 2020
Caradonna Icon Series featuring Georgienne Bradley: Part 1

“Oceans do not recognize political boundaries so we must work on an international platform if we are going to bring real change,” is Georgienne Bradley’s current mantra.

13 March 2020
Voice of Cocos Island – Lifting the Veil

The Sea Save Foundation team visited Cocos Island in 2020. A group of honed media professionals and Costa Rica government leaders including Haydee Rodriguez, the Costa Rica Vice Minister of Oceans arrived and worked for more than a week to pull back the veil of mystery surrounding this distant and pristine island.

2019
17 August 2019
CITES 2019-Geneva
2017
26 February 2017
Shark Week Platform Partner

Sea Save Foundation seeks new platforms and formats to deliver education and advocacy messages.  Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” has a massive focused viewership interested in the ocean and marine animals.

16 February 2017
Official United Nations Attendee at Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting NYC

Sustainable Development Goals – Under the Sea (SDG #14) – Building off of several years of successful negotiation as delegates at CITES, Sea Save Foundation has been invited to participate in United Nations’ conferences and meetings to advocate for specific ocean species and broad issues facing our oceans today. At these conferences, Sea Save Foundation representatives help influence delegates to commit to goal-oriented conservation efforts in their own countries and internationally.

8 February 2017
2017 CITES Pre-Meeting

2017, Geneva, Switzerland CITES pre-meeting and strategy session – Official attendees.

1 February 2017
#GetTrashy Launched

#GetTrashy Launched – Get Trashy is a personal challenge that is intended to be a catalyst for individuals and groups to initiate clean up activities in their communities and post the results on Facebook and other social media forums. Sea Save Foundation will post videos asking people to do a personal trash pick up this week and to post a video or image of their outcome. The location, time, and scope is up to the activist, creating a more flexible approach to the traditional beach clean up. Posting resultant images or videos is a way to show outcomes and inspire others to do the same. In addition to the flexibility of choice about time and location, Get Trashy promotes making advocacy clean up of trash something that can be done weekly or as frequently as the individual desires. The individual flexibility and digital video posting opportunities makes Get Trashy this generation’s answer to the traditional beach cleanup.

5 January 2017
Urgent Action – Online Advocacy Tools

We created an online suite of tools that enables the general public to easily connect with their elected officials. These tools provide a valuable digital access point for those seeking to make a difference and make their voice heard. Since there are multiple alternative methods to influence policymakers in addition to online petitions, Sea Save Foundation can encourage people to utilize all effective means of contacting their representatives such as phone calls, email, and social media posts.

2016
1 May 2016
2016–Became Discovery Shark Week Partner Organization

2016, Sea Save Foundation furthered our Discovery Channel Shark Week honors by being chosen as a Shark Week Partner OrganizationSea Save Foundation provided critical ocean conservation content to this huge audience.

1 April 2016
2016–Official attendees for CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa

2016, Official attendees for CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa – Successfully lobbied to get Silky and Thresher Sharks, Mobula Rays, Chambered Nautilus, Precious Corals placed under the protection of Appendix II. This limits international trade of these animals and increases scrutiny of the current population.

1 March 2016
2016, Sea Save listed as first partner of the Coalition in The Plastic Pollution Coalition Video

2016, The Plastic Pollution Coalition created a video “Open Your Eyes” that was incredibly effective at explaining what plastic microbeads are, their origin, why they are harmful to our environment, and why they should be banned.  Sea Save Foundation was listed as the first partner of the Coalition in this video that has been viewed by over 60,000 people thus far.

1 February 2016
2016–Launched Petition Bringing Costa Rican Turtle Killers to Justice

2016, Costa Rica teenagers filmed themselves torturing and killing an endangered turtle.  A video was sent to Sea Save leadership where we posted it on social media. Due to the graphic nature of this video clones of our original video were removed.  We launched a petition demanding that Costa Rica bring these people to justice.  Eventually, they were convicted and sent to jail.

1 January 2016
2016–Collected Over 40k Signatures to Halt Cayman Island Coastal Dredging

2016, Government officials in Grand Cayman Island were going to dredge a critical area of the Georgetown coast.  The installation of the planned pier would have made docking the large cruise ships easier but would have killed much of the world renown reef system surrounding the island. We were able to collect over 40,000 signatures from around the world and brought them to Grand Cayman where the document was presented to lawmakers.  The plans to dredge were canceled.

2015
1 December 2015
2015–Supported the Launch of the Whale Entanglement Team

2015, Sea Save Foundation supported the launch of the Whale Entanglement Team by sending key Sea Save team members to lend their boats and manpower to this critical effort.

1 November 2015
2015, Sea Save Director Georgienne Bradley Chosen as Shark Week’s first Finbassadors

2015, Sea Save Foundation Director Georgienne Bradley was honored with being chosen as one of Discovery Channel Shark Week’s first Finbassadors. The Discovery Channel Shark Week website had almost five million hits for Georgienne Bradley’s Shark Week Video.

16 October 2015
2015, Sea Save Foundation speak about shark behavior on CNN, MSNBC

Sea Save Foundation director Georgienne Bradley was asked to speak about shark behavior on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and other mainstream news outlets.

16 September 2015
2015,Sea Save Foundation was delighted to support the creative efforts of Balinese SCUBA shops

Sea Save Foundation was delighted to support the creative efforts of Balinese SCUBA shops to reseed lost coral ecosystems on underwater Hindu statues. The reseeded corals are healthy, growing quickly, and fast becoming the foundation of a robust new marine community. The restored reef serves as a nursery for juvenile fish and will fund itself by attracting dive tour groups to the area.

16 July 2015
2015, Supported the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit

2015, Supported the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit We strongly believe in the BLUE Ocean Film Festival mission, “To use the power of film, photography, entertainment, and science to educate, empower and inspire ocean stewardship around the globe.” Film has always been an integral part of the Sea Save Foundation mission, so we are proud to support this effort as foundation patrons.

16 April 2015
2015, “Ocean Week in Review”

2015, “Ocean Week in Review” was launched. This weekly publication provides carefully vetted articles about the ocean in summary form.  Research, laws, discoveries are all included. Links to original sources are included providing the reader with the ability to keep abreast of current ocean news in only a few minutes each week.

2014
16 December 2014
2014, Wins for Fins

2014, Wins for Fins was created. This resource center enabled students, teachers and advocates to keep track of all shark protection legislation and private sector actions that were occurring around the world. Every positive “win” was marked by a hyperlinked pin on the international global map.  Views could click the pin to learn more.

2013
16 December 2013
Official attendees for CITES in Bangkok, Thailand

Official attendees for CITES in Bangkok, Thailand.  Successfully lobbied to get Porbeagle sharks, manta rays, oceanic whitetip sharks, and hammerhead sharks placed under the protection of Appendix II. This limits international trade of these animals and increases scrutiny of the current population.

16 November 2013
2013, “Stand Behind CITES” Petition

2013, “Stand Behind CITES” Petition – When Japan, Yemen, Guyana, Denmark and Iceland decided not to adhere to the global CITES mandate to place marine megafauna under protection, we launched a petition calling on President Obama to invoke the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act and thereby begin the process of applying trade sanctions against these countries.

16 October 2013
2013, Dive for a Difference (D4D) was launched

2013, Dive for a Difference (D4D) was launched.  Sea Save Foundation called on the army of SCUBA divers around the world to use their cameras to capture images that would showcase the beauty, record the behavior and stand witness to the destruction of global marine ecosystems.

2012
24 July 2012
2012, Wave Rave was launched a global celebration and education day

2012, Wave Rave was launched a global celebration and education day for oceans.  Participants included dive clubs, schools, and families. Over 250 events were held worldwide.

20 May 2012
2012, Give Em the Fin campaign

2012, Give Em the Fin campaign was launched. The objective was to gather 20,000 images from the global community to protest against shark finning. Participants uploaded their symbolic images which were automatically inserted into a huge mosaic with one clear message “Say “no” to shark fin soup.

2011
16 December 2011
2011, Continued work with Cocos Island

2011, Continued work with Cocos Island. Stayed on Island with national park guards, created equipment database and raised funds for equipment.

10 October 2011
2011, Member of Plastic Pollution Coalition

2011, Member of Plastic Pollution Coalition – Created PSA underscoring danger of single-use plastics.

12 February 2011
California No Shark Fin Bill (AB-376) becomes law

Sea Save Foundation leaders worked closely with Assemblyman Paul Fong the co-sponsor of  AB- 376. This was the California No Fin bill.   We circulated a petition, gathering over 20,000 California signatures. We presented the petition to the California Senate and to Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was passed into law. This law makes it illegal to sell shark fins in California.

2010
4 November 2010
2010, The name of our organization was officially changed to “Sea Save Foundation”.

2010, November 4– The name of our organization was officially changed to “Sea Save Foundation”.

23 April 2010
2010, Voice of America

2010, Voice of America – Georgienne Bradley joins David Gibbons in a passionate overview of the work undertaken by the Imaging Foundation. As a scientist and executive director of Sea Save Foundation, she works between the critical Imaging Foundation projects and fundraising activities. Education and involvement of children have been a lifelong dream in this organization’s work. Georgienne Bradley talks to the essential nature of our oceans in maintaining the equilibrium of sensitive ecosystems and marine life. Listen to interview here

2009
9 November 2009
2009, Joined Facebook and started our social media outreach campaign.

2009, Joined Facebook and started our social media outreach campaign.