Green Fins is a unique conservation initiative driving sustainability in the marine tourism sector, specifically for diving and snorkelling since 2004.

Green Fins is coordinated internationally by The Reef-World Foundation in partnership with the UN Environment.  The Green Fins approach encompasses three main aspects:

1) An environmental code of conduct for diving and snorkelling activities, with a robust assessment system to measure compliance and provide certification

2) Supporting in the development or strengthening of relevant regulatory frameworks

3) Strategic outreach to and capacity building among diving and snorkelling centres, as well as governmental agencies.

Green Fins fosters environmental stewardship in the coastal tourism industry and local communities leading to measurable reduction in negative environmental impacts associated with diving and snorkelling. The approach is proven and replicable, has been adopted by nine countries and over 550 individual marine tourism companies.

 The Green Fins network is comprised of a widespread group of thousands of environmental champions who are actively engaged in shaping the future direction of Green Fins; they are the voice of the environmentally sustainable diving industry.

Green Fins Mission Statement

To protect and conserve coral reefs by establishing and implementing environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving and snorkelling tourism industry.

Currently, the network is made up of:

Countries National and local government agency or NGO implementing partners engaged Active government/NGO staff trained as Assessors or Coordinators to run the network at a national level Diving hotspots across South East Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and the Caribbean Dive centres members since 2004

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