National Geographics: ESTABLISHING THE FIRST LOCALLY MANAGED MARINE AREA ON THE NORTHERN BUSUANGA COAST
The Banua locally managed marine area in Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines seeks to innovate new ways to include local communities in low volume/high quality ecotourism to be net positive to the ecosystem. Utilizing both philanthropic and distributive models for tourism development commercial activities within no-take marine sanctuaries will generate well paying jobs, increase food security and rehabilitate severely damaged coral reef ecosystems.
Devex: An entrepreneur's fight to save the seas
A number of businesses — like consulting firms that have created dedicated teams to offer advisory services on securing clean technology financing — are cashing in on the renewable energy and clean technology boom fueled by climate change.
But Scott Countryman is doing the opposite. He’s investing his own money in piloting a technology and pioneering a business model he hopes will save what he loves most — the world’s oceans.