CONSERVATION – 21 DAYS FOR THE OCEAN
Conservation is of the upmost importance as the human population continues to surge. As the population rises our earths vital resources are put under more and more strain to cope with these demands which negatively impacts our environment. Now more than ever it is our responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and be vigilant in the choices we make in our daily lives to enable change. Since 2014 White Shark Projects has celebrated the start of spring in South Africa with a 21 Day Campaign. This will challenge ourselves as well as the community around us to consider the impact of their actions.
21 Day Challenge
This blue initiative is our annual awareness campaign which serves to educate the communities of the Overberg district. It teaches them how they can be more responsible, despite their age or economic status. For 21 consecutive days, White Shark Projects shows how some of our daily, and seemingly innocent activities, negatively impact on the ocean. Our campaign reaches the community through educational talks. This includes presenting at schools, radio interviews, social media drives, beach clean-ups, competitions, fundraisers and basically any creative idea we conjure up. This is definitely not a blame and shame campaign! We also educate on how they can easily and effectively change their ways, which ultimately will save them money and our seas too.
Cape Whale Coast
The 21 Days for the Ocean also has an ulterior motive: To make the inhabitants of the Cape Whale Coast fall in love with the ocean again. Living in this beautiful area, people have become accustomed to having the blue of the Atlantic as the backdrop to their urbanite activities. This leads to people becoming accustomed with it and they tend to take it for granted. Economically, this area relies upon the ocean. Being an area where the Southern Right Whales and the Great White Sharks congregate, it is pivotal that we respect, love and preserve our Ocean.
“People protect what they love”