Carnival Corporation to Host The Nature Conservancy's Mapping Ocean Wealth Annual Meeting
The Mapping Ocean Wealth initiative is designed to create a new kind of knowledge about how and where ocean benefits are produced – and mapping those areas. Coral reefs and mangroves, for example, provide numerous benefits, including fish production, flood mitigation, erosion control and recreation. The project will be transformational to ocean management and will improve investments in conservation, restoration and economic development by identifying and mapping the areas where these benefits are produced.
The meeting will also highlight updated research in the areas supporting tourism, the coastal ocean's CO2 sequestration capacity and coastal protection specific to coral reefs and mangroves, which are present in ports around the world and whose health is an important environmental priority for
"Our annual meeting will advance the discussion of how ocean habitats benefit us all, and how well-informed conservation initiatives can yield lasting, measurable outcomes," added
Supporting the 2016 Mapping Ocean Wealth meeting is the latest example of
- building new coral nurseries in the
- transplanting 20,000 corals in the
Bahamasand U.S. Virgin Islands
- installing new pilot reef enhancement structures to provide greater habitat for fish and a potential area for future coral growth in
Grenada's Grenville Bay
Additional information on the Mapping Ocean Wealth forum is available online at http://www.oceanwealth.org, as well as via the official Twitter account @Ocean_Wealth.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than one million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at www.nature.org.
About Carnival Foundation
Carnival Foundation is dedicated to creating positive change through empowering youth, enhancing education and strengthening families. In the past five years alone, Carnival Corporation — which includes 10 global brands — and its 120,000-plus employees have made more than $30 million in financial contributions and in-kind donations to a variety of local and national charities. Following the example set by
Together, these brands operate 99 ships totaling 216,000 lower berths with 17 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2020.
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.fathom.org, www.hollandamerica.com, www.princess.com, www.seabourn.com, www.aida.de, www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises.com.au and www.pocruises.com.
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Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corporation, RFrizzell@Carnival.com, (305) 406-7862; Mike Flanagan, LDWWgroup, Mike@LDWWgroup.com, (727) 452-4538; Rob Brumbaugh, The Nature Conservancy, email@example.com, (305) 619-0577; Katie Mandes, The Nature Conservancy, Katie.Mandes@tnc.org, (703) 919-2293