I feel the greatest threat to our species and to this shared planet is the cooling of the human heart towards nature. We have to find ways to reunite with the wild by starting a deep, meaningful and loving kinship with wild places and their living plants and animals. We need a change of heart.
Stories reach people and evoke emotions; emotions inspire change.
Facts are necessary to make a point and to make decisions, but facts will never inspire the way stories do.
The Sea Change Project is using stories to inspire ocean conservation. Their goal is to protect the kelp forests and their method of engaging people is beautiful.
I couldn’t agree more with Craig’s quote above. We have become too distant and detached from nature which has made it all too easy to thoughtlessly cause damage. Only by renewing our relationship with the planet itself and all that live on it, can massive change really happen.
Thank you Sea Change Project for re-awakening our love of nature!
We are a team of media and science professionals dedicated to connecting people to the wild through incredible stories backed by scientific knowledge. Our goal is to contribute to the long-term protection of South Africa’s marine environment by making the Great African Seaforest a global icon. Our work includes films, books, exhibitions, marine biology research through living science, and impact campaigns.
Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck founded the Sea Change Trust in 2012. Through hundreds of hours of underwater exploration, they and the Sea Change team have come to understand this unique environment and the community of creatures that lives within it. We also support the call to sustainably increase South Africa’s marine protected areas (MPAs).
Our team’s discoveries have led to a ground-breaking sequence in the BBC’s Blue Planet II TV series; an outdoor photography exhibition seen by an estimated 1 million people; the book Sea Change (to be released globally as Underwater Wild in October 2021); and a documentary feature film, My Octopus Teacher, which has won many international awards.
We have also discovered many new species and animal behaviours and contributed towards, as well as conducted, foundational marine biology research.