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"Indigenous people are all too often faced with the dilemma of choosing between protecting their precious natural resources, and economic development. Seacology searches for win-win situations where both the local environment is protected and islanders receive some tangible benefit for doing so. In Falealupo, Samoa, Seacology built a critically needed school in exchange for the establishment of a 30,000-acre forest reserve. In Ensem Village, Indonesia, Seacology constructed a medical clinic in support of a 60,958-acre rainforest reserve for a minimum duration of 20 years. Because we work closely with islanders right from the beginning, our projects enjoy strong local support and consequently lead to long-term benefits. Our ever-expanding list of projects shows that we are truly making a difference in protecting threatened island biodiversity throughout the world." [1]

Since 1999, Duane Silverstein has been the executive director of Seacology.


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Scientific Advisory Board

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  1. Seacology About, organizational web page, accessed February 23, 2013.
  2. Seacology Board, organizational web page, accessed February 23, 2013.
  3. Seacology Scientific Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed February 23, 2013.