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Saving The Corals as a Traveller

The World's coral reefs are in serious danger! Losing Nemo. In Reality Now! Thanks to factors such as climate change and overfishing but every little change you make can give a big difference to saving them. You do not have to be an Eco warrior overnight but here are little things that you may not have thought of but is a big important step to save The corals. Scientist predicts that without action we could lose these important ecosystems by 2050 and can you imagine your children and grandchildren never having the chance to see the beauty of these ecosystems. The Lonely Planet teams have created a video to help us save The Corals : is how travellers can help save them .

1. Curb your plastic use

Five trillion pieces of plastic are thought to be bobbing about in the ocean. Avoid single-use items such as bags, bottles and straws.
Wildlife harmed by plastics

2. Choose Eco-Certified Travel Operators

Make an effort to choose the most responsible marine tourism operators. Always check they're licensed and ask about their conservation efforts.
Freme Travel offers wonderful diving packages

3 . Use reef-safe sunscreen

Studies have found that common chemicals used in sunscreen can kill coral reefs. The worst offender is oxybenzone which can damage coral DNA. Look for reef-safe sunscreens or wear a protective skin.
Help Protect The Reef !

4 .Volunteer on reef conservation project.

Join a marine conservation project in destinations ranging from Azores to Indonesia. Initiatives may include beach clean-ups and even replanting healthy coral fragments onto damaged reefs.

Adopt a coral to save them

5. Look, But Don't Touch

Take care to practice neutral buoyancy when scuba diving and always be aware of your fins when you're diving or snorkeling. Touching corals can kill them.
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6 . Choose Sustainable Seafood

Make more informed decisions about what type of seafood you eat and when. Check if your travel destination has a sustainable seafood guide and steer clear out-of-the-season seafood offered on restaurant menus.

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