ReefScan is Fundraising For Fishers and Marine Biodiversity effected by Covid19 And Extreme Weather EventsHelp coastal communities, once dependent on ecotourism, and marine biodiversity,facing huge challenges to their livelihoods due to Covid 19.

"In 2013 and 2014, ReefScan delivered 12.5 million litres of clean drinking water to coastal communities in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda made Landfall. Now, ReefScan is assisting fishers who were employed in ecotourism to help them feed their families and provide nutritious seafood to their communities."

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News & Updates; January 2020
Over the past three years, ReefScan has been gathering genetic field data in the UK relating to stakeholder consumption of elasmobranch commodities. This work has been in collaboration with @ExeterMarine at the University of Exeter involving barcode genetic analysis led by Dr Andrew Griffiths. These results were innovative in that the samples were highly processed and the tissues highly degraded in comparison to "fresh" DNA samples. Innovative techniques and approaches were key in developing this methodology. Read the full report in published in Nature. Please share on facebook and follow @reefscan on social media.

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News & Updates; December 2018
Watch ReefScan's collaborative efforts with Interpol, BBC Earth and the Pew Charitable Trusts. This video represents some of the challenging work reefscan has undertaken to better understand food insecurity in communities impacted by marine biodiversity loss through illegal fishing and climate change. Please share on facebook and follow @reefscan on social media.

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empathy & innovation

Where land meets the Ocean, both biodiversity and humanity so often struggle to survive the direct impact of climate change.  

ReefScan  works to support innovation and generate both empathy and understanding in problem solving these challenges.

ReefScan  also seeks to empower solutions for a diverse range of problems often involving food security, biodiversity loss and livelihoods of fishing communities.

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Livelihoods & Biodiversity

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Reefscan works with stakeholders from coastal communities impacted by damage to marine biodiversity from issues such as illegal fishing.


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Climate Change

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Climate change impacts in events such as Typhoon Yolanda but also through issues such as the warming oceans impacting biodiversity.


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Innovation

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ReefScan seeks to innovate and develop accesible solutions for solving problems relating to livelihoods and marine biodiversity.


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marginalised communities & marine biodiversity

Fishing communities struggle to survive as they face daily challenges very often compounded by issues such as climate change, illegal fishing and declining marine biodiversity.

Through "Environmental Witness," project, r e e f s c a n  communicates concerns for livelihoods and the environment by and empowering people to gather data and information about the problems they face.

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