Updated - May 2020
As you are probably aware, here at Ocean Helper, every purchase saves a sea turtle and we donate at least 10% of profits to marine charities and organisations. Currently we are supporting Surfers Against Sewage and the Billion Baby Turtles project. We wanted to take some time to tell you about these amazing organisations and what they get up to.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are on of the UK's most active and successful environmental charities. They have been around since 1990 with the aim of fighting long and hard to protect what the oceans they love and they won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone.
SAS started out on a mission to clean the UK's waters, in the 1980s and 1990s people who were sick of seeing sewage in our seas and on our beaches so they made it their mission to clean it up. Things have changed a little now and they campaign against a range of ocean related issues, mainly the plastic pollution problem. They are responsible for organising massive beach cleans across the UK in the spring and autumn every year, as well as going out into the communities and educating people about the threats to our oceans and how we can help to improve it.
You can find out more about them here: https://sas.org.uk/
The Billion Baby Turtles Project - SEE Turtles
The Billion Baby Turtles Project is a program run by SEE Turtles which was launched in 2008 as the world's first effort to protect these species through ecotourism. Originally fiscally-sponsored by the Ocean Foundation and most recently Oceanic Society, SEE Turtles is now an independent non-profit based in Beaverton, Oregon. Their mission is to protect endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts.
Their goal is to raise funds for community-based sea turtle nesting beach conservation projects around the world. To date, Billion Baby Turtles has saved more than 1 million hatchlings due to support from sponsors, schools, donors, and SEE Turtles conservation tours!
The funds go towards paying local residents to patrol important turtle nesting beaches, protecting turtles that come up to nest, and ensuring that the eggs are protected.
You can find out more about them here: https://seeturtles.org/billion-baby-turtles/
As of May 1st 2020 your support has helped us rescue 23,535 sea turtle hatchlings!
Other Causes We Have Supported
Mote Marine Laboratory
In August 2018 we ran a campaign to raise money for research into the Red Tide Crisis which had devastating effects along Florida's coast. We managed to raise $500 with your support!
In June 2019 we campaigned to raise money for ORCA in celebration of Orca Awareness Month. Thanks to all of your support we were able to make a $250 donation!
Learn more about what ORCA do on their website here.
In July 2019 we ran our campaign to raise funds for Bite Back, a UK shark conservation, a charity fighting shark finning and keeping it away from the high streets. We were able to make a $250 donation to their causes, thanks to all your help!
Learn more about the work that Bite Back do here.
Dolphin & Whale Conservation
In February 2020 to celebrate world Whale Day and we raised over $310 for the Dolphin & Whale Conservation to support their research and conservation efforts in protecting whale and dolphin species.
Learn more about Dolphin & Whale Conservation here.
The Dolphin Project
In March 2020 we ran a campaign to support the Dolphin Project, as we celebrated National Dolphin Day we wanted to give back to an amazing organization that supports and is dedicated to the freedom of all dolphins around the world. The driving force behind #emptythetanks and the voice for the hundreds of dolphins killed annually in the Japanese dolphin hunts. Thanks to our customers support we were able to donate over $215 to the Dolphin Project.
Find out more about the Dolphin Project here.
Marine Mammal Rescue Centre
Throughout April 2020 we were raising funds to support the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, an amazing charity that is vital to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals in the United States. Our donation went towards helping the injured and sick animals and thanks to your support we donated just over $300!
Find our more about them here.
We hope you love these organisations as much as we do, the work they do is truly incredible and we are very proud to be able to support them!