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We believe that legally protected areas, effective stewardship and a mobilized constituency result in healthy and protected surf ecosystems.
We create well-managed protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
We engage and aid communities in the ongoing effective management of surf ecosystems.
We mount international campaigns to defend surf ecosystems under threat and inspire the public to take action.
We protect surf ecosystems by creating protected areas in high priority coastal ecosystems that overlap with high quality surf.
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A WSR is more than a designation. Playa Hermosa begins to work towards its vision for the protection of its surf ecosystem.
Considering the damage and impact, the Local Stewardship Council of the 9th WSR stated that intervention at the mouth of Rio da Madre is necessary.
Save The Waves is pleased to announce that Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Costa Rica has officially been approved as the next World Surfing Reserve – the first WSR in Central America.
Historic Conservation Milestone Achieved with Approval of New 10,000-acre Sanctuary on Chile’s Central Coast
The Sanctuary encourages the protection of over 10,000 acres located on the central coast of Chile, including Topocalma and Puertocillo.
Last year, we launched the Salvemos Punta Conejo campaign and have been working diligently ever since. We know that once a natural phenomenon like Punta Conejo is altered by industry, it is forever lost. We won’t let this gem go down without a fight.
For the first time in 10 years, Cowells was not included on the annual “Beach Bummer” list – showing major improvement for the Santa Cruz beach.
Save The Waves recently traveled to Morotai, Indonesia to meet with our local and global partners, including Conservation International, to help establish long-term coastal protection for the area.
After more than four years, the #NatureTrumpsWalls campaign has finally stopped the construction of a major sea wall from destroying Doughmore Beach.
On Friday, February 21, Australia’s famous Noosa pointbreaks were officially dedicated as the 10th World Surfing Reserve.