Save Our Oceans and Support Locals in Poverty

by SORCE in West Lombok Regency, Indonesia

Save Our Oceans and Support Locals in Poverty

£185

raised so far

6

supporters

For months we've done everything we can to maintain projects and support our staff despite COVID cutting off funding. Now we need your help!

by SORCE in West Lombok Regency, Indonesia

We're still collecting donations

On the 14th January 2021 we'd raised £185 with 6 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Whilst the global COVID-19 pandemic stretches on the oceans suffer, along with countless small businesses and organisations just like ours. We have spent months working tirelessly to ensure that our projects and conservation efforts are maintained, despite being forced to close for many months due to a lack of students and tourists. We've also done everything we can to continue to support our staff and the local community we reside within, despite having had very little income since the start of the pandemic. Unfortunately, the Indonesian government is unable to help businesses or projects like ours and offers very little support for the locals we have come to know and love like family. With tourism restrictions continuing well into 2021 we are now reaching out to you to ask for your help!

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Whilst businesses suffer, so do the oceans. We've started seeing huge waves of single-use masks and gloves appearing in the water and along the coastlines, adding to an already critical ocean pollution problem. We have also seen a dramatic increase in the amount of fishing, including illegal fishing activity, that is taking place after so many local residents have lost their jobs as a result of staff cuts and business closures.

We are here on the ground, ready and willing to put in the work to try and combat these issues and support local people, including our local staff, but now we need your help to continue. With these donations, we will not only sustain our marine conservation projects but will also continue our community outreach program providing training, employment opportunities, and support for local people so that they don't need to resort to environmentally destructive practices in order to feed their families.

To show our appreciation for all of the support that we receive we pledge that we will plant a coral in one of our vibrant coral gardens for every £5 donation that we receive. Not only is this a great thing to do for yourself but it would make an amazong present for a loved one, or a Secret Santa, especially with Christmas right around the corner. You (or your loved one) will receive an email with a personalised Coral Champion Certificate, thanking you for your support. If you donate £10 we'll add in an information pack full of details about your coral as well as a £25 discount code to be used when booking any one of our expeditions, incase you want to come out to visit your coral and learn all about marine conservation, once the travel restrictions are lifted. 

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We also have a number of other donation rewards available so don't forget to check them out! 

During this time of crisis, any and all donations are greatly appreciated - no matter how big or small. The human world may be standing still but the oceans still need our help and with your support, we can make a crucial difference!

A huge thank you from all your friends here at SORCE. 

To find out more about our projects and the conservation work we do please visit our website: www.sorce.org 

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

CORAL PLANT

Donate just £5 and we'll plant a coral just for you! You will even receive an email with your own personalised Coral Champion Certificate. Your Coral will either be in one of our nurseries where it will become parent stock for generations to come or be transplanted to one of our coral gardens where it will be an essential part of the restoration efforts to help these ecosystems thrive! Its a PERFECT gift for a stocking filler or a Secret Santa!

£5 or more

CORAL PLANT

Donate just £5 and we'll plant a coral just for you! You will even receive an email with your own personalised Coral Champion Certificate. Your Coral will either be in one of our nurseries where it will become parent stock for generations to come or be transplanted to one of our coral gardens where it will be an essential part of the restoration efforts to help these ecosystems thrive! Its a PERFECT gift for a stocking filler or a Secret Santa!

£10 or more

GROW A CORAL

We'll plant a coral just for you! You will receive an email with information about your coral's species, location, and size plus a personalised certificate and a £25 voucher for a SORCE expedition. Your Coral will either be in one of our nurseries where it will become parent stock for generations to come or be transplanted to one of our coral gardens where it will be an essential part of the restoration efforts to help these ecosystems thrive!

£10 or more

PLANT A MANGROVE

Mangroves are vital habitats for marine life, as well as protecting our coastlines and providing invaluable air and water purification and carbon sequestration! For just £10 we will nurture a mangrove seedling just for you, before planting it in the grove where it will continue to grow for decades to come! You will receive an email with information about your mangrove, plus a personalised certificate and a £25 voucher for a SORCE expedition!

£25 or more

NAME A TURTLE

Through our Turtle ID program, we are always finding new individuals not previously recorded in our database. Each turtle needs a name - and now YOU get the chance to name one. We'll even send you an email full of information about your new friend, complete with a certificate and Fact Pack! These donations are vital to the continued protection of turtles and their nests from illegal fishing and poaching! Keep your turtle safe by donating now!

£50 or more

SPONSOR A CORAL GARDEN

Donate £50 and we'll plant an entire coral garden dedicated to you! Each garden consists of a large frame holding 20 young corals which will grow into a stunning and diverse patch of reef, supporting a huge array of marine life! You'll receive an email with information about your corals' species, location, and size plus a certificate and a £50 voucher for a SORCE expedition. We'll even adorn your coral garden with a named plaque just for you!

£100 or more

RECYCLE FOR SCHOOL KIDS

It is essential that we support the local community here whilst teaching them the importance of sustainability. One way we do this is through recycling plastic collected from beaches and the ocean into chairs and tables which we gift to local schools who are always drastically underfunded. For £100 we can supply chairs and desks for 5 children to have their own space to sit and work during their education. The kids will even write you a letter!

£500 or more

7-DAY ECO-VENTURE

We know you can't come now, but why not book a 7-day Eco-Venture for a date TBC later (no expiry) at this discounted price! Eco-Ventures include food, accommodation, scuba diving, and gear rental, plus a huge array of other activities. Your week will be packed full of exciting activities, and our on-site marine biologists will teach you all about marine life and conservation, opening your eyes to the wonders of the underwater world and its magic!

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