The PNG Marine Conservation Initiative 2020 is a collaboration between the Coral Sea Foundation and our partners at PNG Yacht Services, Melanesian Luxury Yacht Services, and the PNG Center for Locally managed Areas. This initiative aims to significantly advance the geographic scope and effectiveness of our marine conservation programs and humanitarian aid delivery across the eastern Coral Triangle, while providing a platform for scientists, photographers, medical personnel and government agencies to access these remote island archipelagos and further their work.
PNG Yacht Services is donating "at cost"the 24m live-aboard dive vessel MY Golden Dawn to support our expedition program in 2020. This vessel has a strong track-record of operations in PNG and is set up for scuba and nitrox diving with accommodation for 10 personnel in air-conditioned comfort. With twin tenders and and a range of 1,200km it is an ideal platform to facilitate the remote area operations of the Coral Sea Foundation in the waters of Melanesia, supporting marine science, marine conservation, training and aid delivery.
We are aiming for delivery of 5 expeditions during our 2020 program:
The Coral Sea Foundation invites expressions of interest from individuals, organisations and corporate entities that wish to support the PNG Marine Conservation Initiative 2020 or participate in our planned expeditions. Our Sponsorship Proposal document can be downloaded here.
Golden Dawn is equipped with the latest Iridium Certus satellite internet system and a significant digital media stream will be generated during our expeditions, which will offer a compelling platform from which to showcase the social and environmental credibility of the partners supporting our marine conservation work.
We have commenced an active fundraising program and donations can be made through our Benojo donation portal. All donations, large or small, will contribute to the effectiveness of our efforts to accelerate marine reserve creation in the eastern Coral Triangle and deliver humanitarian aid to our partner communities, and the portal has specific examples of what your donation will provide.
Platinum Donors with a minimum $8,000 support will be allocated use of a twin-share ensuite cabin onboard Golden Dawn in order to join us on the expedition of their choice and experience diving and our active marine conservation operations in the eastern Coral Triangle biodiversity hotspot.
Please email expressions of interest and information requests to firstname.lastname@example.org