Furthering marine conservation in developing countries is incredibly important for global and local conservation, local economies and more. This campaign is to to help sponsor delegates from developing countries to attend the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC), so they can bring back knowledge, skills and tools to further marine conservation in their countries, as well as present their marine conservation issues and projects to marine scientists from around the world.
IMCC provides tangible outcomes in the advancement of marine science and marine conservation. Delegates from developing countries who attend IMCC make important contacts with international organizations who may help further their work, gain knowledge of successful marine conservation strategies, gain skills and access to tools to help marine conservation in their countries and present on issues and stories from their countries to make public their needs and efforts.
Improving marine conservation impacts many facets of life. In many developing countries, as well as others, improving marine conservation also leads to the betterment of public health issues, better management of fisheries leading to increased access to food sources, improved local and national economies, job creation and more.
Want to help sponsor IMCC3 delegates from developing countries?
Currently, there are two ways to contribute.
1) You can order an exclusive IMCC 2014 pre-congress shirt from our Teespring campaign at http://teespring.com/IMCC2014. There are unisex, women’s, fitted, long-sleeved and v-neck styles available. Anyone who orders shirts can send a selfie of you wearing the shirt to IMCC3 Communications Officer Samantha Oester at firstname.lastname@example.org, to be featured on our social media outlets and blog showing your IMCC pride!
2) You can contribute through our Indiegogo campaign. There are perks for different levels of contribution, including social media shout-outs, featuring your marine photography and being named an official sponsor of IMCC!
All proceeds from these campaigns will go to sponsor marine conservation delegates from developing countries. More fundraisers are coming soon, so check back on our site for more ways to help!