SORCE is the Sustainable Oceanic Research, Conservation and Education CIC. We are a non-profit conservation organisation focusing our efforts initially in the Secret Gilis of South Lombok. We are dedicated to ensuring a positive future for our marine habitats and wildlife, achieved through scientific action and public engagement.
With the help of our Eco-Venturers and Students we work endlessly towards our vision in the hopes that our efforts can help to combat the negative effects of climate change by fuelling a climate for change.
Having opened our facility in Indonesia at the beginning of the summer in 2019 we have worked tirelessly to establish projects and nurture partnerships for the benefit of the Marine Park that we operate within. These projects have already become an essential part of the management plan for the protection of this regions marine life and we are exceptionally proud of the rate at which they have already grown and expanded.
However, these projects are still young and in desperate need of maintenance, care and monitoring. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak global travel has stopped and the tourism industry the world around has ground to a halt - this includes the Eco-tourism Industry, which we rely heavily on for the funding of our conservation activities.
Please donate what little you can to help keep our projects running in this time of crisis. The human world may be standing still but our Oceans still need our help!
By contributing to this cause you are helping to fund the following projects and activities:
Coral Nursery Maintenance
Coral Transplanting and Reef Restoration
Turtle Monitoring and ID
Turtle Patrols (anti-poaching) and Hatchery Up-keep
Marine Park Management - Patrolling, Prevention of Illegal Fishing, Data Collection, Government Accountability
Plastic Collection and Recycling
Mangrove Nursery Maintenance and Restoration
It is our belief that if we are to minimise, or better still reverse, the negative effects that we are causing on the amazing organisms and ecosystems that we share the Earth with, this will only be achieved by research, understanding and education.
Mankind has known the impacts of its actions and yet failed to do something for far too long. It is time we came together to change that.
We refuse to let ours be the generation that fails to act. We can deny the truth but we can not avoid it, and if we keep making excuses to do nothing then we will very soon be facing a reality where too much destruction has been caused for us to recover.
So ask yourself: How many ecosystems must collapse? How many species must go extinct, so that our children never get to admire or befriend them? How long can we pretend that our ‘progress’ is without consequence?
IT’S STILL NOT TOO LATE.
This Earth is our home and we have a responsibility and an obligation to take care of it – not just for the species we share it with, but for ourselves and our future generations. We do not have to accept the outcome we are heading towards.
With your help we CAN and WILL find the answers we seek.
Stay safe out there everyone!