Why Green Fins?
Monitoring of the socio-economic impacts/benefits of coral reefs has been noted as a common and urgent need in the SE Asian region. As a contribution to, and in support of, relevant work undertaken in the region, the US counterpart contributions are used by “Green Fins” who have created a network of dive operators that offer tours according to a set of environmentally- friendly guidelines.
The “Green Fins” initiative strengthens the involvement and role of dive operators as an important stakeholder and partner in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs, and raises the environmental awareness for coral reefs. In support of the “Green Fins” initiative, capacity building activities and training workshops are often organised.