Make Sea Cucumbers Great Again – A Success Story from Zanzibar

By Nuri Max Steinmann. Sea cucumbers are among the least appealing animals on this planet. They are not only called like a vegetable, they also look like one, so why even care? Besides their great variety of colours and sizes, their importance for marine ecosystems is well documented. But they have also gained a lot…

3 steps to make your trip to the Azores more sustainable – even in times of COVID-19

Worldwide, as tourism industries continue to struggle during COVID-19 restrictions, coastal communities that are reliant on tourism are particularly affected by the crisis. That is also the case on the Azores Islands, the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,500 km west from Lisbon. Sustainability Change Maker Carolina Mendonça from the Azores…

Luana Jungmann about her NGO CuriOcean educating students in Ireland

Luana Jungmann is a Marine Conservationist and Environmental Educator, who travelled the world to discover different cultures and dealt with a variety of marine conservation topics. Her marine biology and teaching background inspired the creation of a concept that could meet the increasing demand to pass on the information collected by scientists to the public in a pedagogical and…

Interview: Climate Advocate and 5Gyres Ambassador Madeleine Wallace

By Nuri Max Steinmann. Madeleine Wallace is a 23-year old artist and climate advocate, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a visual artist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a spirited environmental activist. In 2018, she completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, pursuing an Environmental Policy major. As an ambassador and advisory board member of…