Carnival Donates $2.5m to Nature Conservancy

By Michelle Howard
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

To Celebrate World Oceans Day, World's Largest Cruise Company Announces Gift to Support Ecologically Important Lands and Waters.
 
To help celebrate World Environment Day today and in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8, Carnival Foundation in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy’s global marine protection priorities.
 
Carnival Foundation’s support will be directed toward identifying locations where industry and community are most dependent on marine and coastal resources -- including key conservation priority sites where Carnival Corporation and its 10 cruise line brands operate.  The Nature Conservancy’s work in these regions, backed by the Carnival Foundation, will help quantify the value of marine ecosystems and help the Conservancy develop mapping tools to guide investment decisions for conservation in the regions.
 
Additionally, support from Carnival Foundation will enable the Conservancy to significantly scale coral restoration initiatives within the Caribbean, and continue to advance important science that shows how coral reefs and other natural systems can help reduce risks to coastal communities from storms and sea levels rising.
 
"Carnival Corporation and our 10 cruise lines sail millions of people a year on the world's oceans, so being environmentally responsible is critically important for us," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. "Doing so is not just essential to the very existence of our business, but more importantly, it is the right thing to do. So it is with great pride and much excitement that we announce our support of the Nature Conservancy, one of the world's leading conservation organizations.”
 
Added Donald: “We share a strong commitment to achieving environmental excellence, and we look forward to collaborating with the Nature Conservancy, widely recognized for its scientific expertise and global presence, to advance the cause of preserving and managing the health of our oceans and seas around the world."
 
The donation provides another example of Carnival’s commitment to protecting the marine environment in which its 10 cruise lines sail, along with the company’s respect for the mission and work of the Nature Conservancy.
 
“Protecting and restoring the ocean is central to achieving The Nature Conservancy’s mission, and it is an organizational priority,” said Lynne Hale, managing director of the marine team at The Nature Conservancy.
 
Hale added: “The multiple benefits that healthy marine systems provide are essential to human well-being and economic growth. This support from Carnival Foundation will help advance important work to better understand, protect and restore these crucial systems.”
 
The Nature Conservancy works across all sectors of industry and society to help advance its mission to protect the natural world, and develops relationships that best align with the mission to produce clear conservation benefits with lasting, measurable outcomes.
 
This agreement follows recent news from Carnival Corporation that it will significantly increase installations of its industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology to more than 70 percent of its fleet to reduce emissions and improve air quality. Carnival also recently announced it is on track to meet its goal to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent by 2015.

 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

SUNY Maritime Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Taking full advantage of one of the summer’s hottest days, twelve administrators and staff at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College today took the Ice Bucket Challenge,

Fraunhofer Researchers Improve Underwater Images

Videos and images of the submarine world are important for the maritime industry. Researchers from Fraunhofer IGD will show how underwater images can be improved

Finance

Norwegian to Buy Prestige Cruises in $3b Deal

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH.O) said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc from its owner Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) in a $3 billion

Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision

The master of a wind farm support vessel has today been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaches of maritime collision regulations.

Statoil, DNV GL Drive Subsea Factory Interface Standardization

Statoil has entered into an agreement with DNV GL to establish an industrial cooperation to introduce an international industry standard for subsea process technology.

Environmental

Tropical Storm Dolly Heads toward Mexico

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning in effect from Cabo Rojo to Barra El Mezquital, Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly approaches the country’s eastern coast.

Ballast Water Leadership

Admiral Paul Zukunft, the new U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, could fill the BWT leadership void. Global efforts to combat the spread of invasive species in ballast

BSEE Conducts Oil Spill Response Equipment Review

Earlier this week, BSEE's Oil Spill Response Division (OSRD) conducted an onsite review of oil spill response equipment listed in DCOR, LLC's Oil Spill Response Plan for platforms offshore Long Beach,

News

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

Fuel-saving Modifications for Containerships’ Engines

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and 100% owned subsidiary MES Technoservice Co., Ltd., have received an order from a Taiwan shipowner for fuel-efficiency

Tropical Storm Dolly Heads toward Mexico

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning in effect from Cabo Rojo to Barra El Mezquital, Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly approaches the country’s eastern coast.

Marine Science

VIKING Steps Up Pace of Innovation at SMM

This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing,

VIKING Saatsea Puts Crew Training in its Place

VIKING Saatsea will be at SMM 2014 to showcase the revolution it has brought about in crew training – moving everything on board to cut costs, speed up certification,

BMT WBM to Showcase TUFLOW at World Bank Seminar

BMT WBM ( (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international engineering and risk management consultancy, is delighted to announce that it will be presenting

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1417 sec (7 req/sec)