Developing solutions to restore relationships between human needs and natural resources
“Conservation is more than just a fleeting trend or a vacation project; it’s a moral imperative, a core value, a belief, and a duty. Our world is at a critical juncture, and we’ve run out of time. For this reason, we firmly believe that no single entity or project can bring about the change we urgently need. Meaningful impact can only be achieved through an integrated approach that connects citizens, marine conservation, and coastal resources in both local and global contexts.
Pelagic Wake Global is dedicated to making essential information accessible to everyone through our platforms. We’ve moved beyond merely offering educational workshops and raising awareness. We’ve progressed past the stage of reef nurseries and operating as isolated projects. Our future lies in building multiple platforms, creating a network of collaboration, and working in alliance with various organizations and bodies.
Together, we can transform the landscape of conservation and ensure it’s a shared responsibility and opportunity for all.”
Our growing network has pledged to support Community Conservation and Management along the Wild Coast in South Africa. A particularly unique coastline, stretching approximately 300 km (186 miles) from Port Edward (southern Kwa-Zulu Natal Province) to just north of East London (Kwelera Nature Reserve).
The Wild Coast is primarily inhabited by the amaXhosa and amaMpondo community.
CONSERVATION QUESTS: ENVIRONMENTAL TOURISM
Fostering a harmonious relationship between environmental preservation and community-based tourism, Pelagic Wake ensures that communities reap direct benefits from both conservation and tourism.
Our strategic partnership with The Traveling Circus exemplifies how tourism can play a pivotal role in conservation management, creating a win-win scenario for nature and local communities.
COMMUNITY CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
Through strategic partnerships, we build bridges over imminent marine environmental issues, forging strong relationships with key stakeholders. We understand that actions on the shore have a lasting impact on reefs.
Our interventions focus on communicating and uplifting communities to take ownership in protecting their coastlines and marine environments, ensuring a sustainable legacy for future generations.
Media Pod serves as a hub for strategic information sharing within our vast ecosystem. We use this platform to showcase incredible news and sightings while activating our network of citizen scientists.
Our commitment extends beyond the digital realm; we strive to establish improved communication channels with a wider audience, including local communities and government stakeholders.
Theory of Change
Pelagic Wake has recognised that the environmental crisis on our coast is exacerbated by the absence of collaborative efforts. Hindering the ability of various bodies to work together in support of the cause and achieve meaningful, lasting change.
Through the concept of Pelagic Rising Habitats or, our blueprint for a new era in conservation, our aim is to connect diverse role-players into collaborating partners to:
- Increase job opportunities
- Improve the management of Marine Protected Areas
- Improve information capturing systems
We stand for making foundational change
Take a look at the 5 key principles that drive us as an organisation.
Join Our Ecosystem
Whether you hold a deep love for the Wild Coast or resonate with Pelagic Wake’s mission to redefine conservation practices, we invite you to become part of our community. Let’s engage in a conversation about the difference you can make through our diverse platforms. By leveraging our unique strengths, we can work together to foster community-driven conservation and support active citizen scientists.