The Ocean Health Fund
No matter where you live, you are directly affected by the health of our oceans. Our own personal health and livelihoods are interconnected with the wellbeing of the oceans. Tourism is just one of many industries that are dependent on the oceans for economic gain.
Tourists are drawn to the oceans. Some use the ocean as a way of transportation while others seek adventure or relaxation. Some tourists are drawn to the life within our oceans – whether its intricate coral reefs or the creatures that live nearby. Planeterra recognizes the importance of our position as tourists and tourism professionals to protect and conserve the waters that make these unique experiences an opportunity.
In partnership with G Adventures, and supported by thousands of travellers across the world, Planeterra has been able to support organizations around the world that specialize in protecting the health of our oceans. Planeterra has invested over CAD $300,000 into these programs over the last five years through the Ocean Health Fund. This fund continues to be a priority through the fundraising efforts on board G Adventures’ Expedition ship. Half of all donations for Planeterra while sailing the oceans on the Expedition go directly back to protect the oceans of the world, while the other half is invested into community development programs worldwide