Spreading the awareness of the marine life and coral reef preservation

As our product is closely connected to water and marine environment SUBWING’s policy is to spread the awareness of the marine ecosystem and coral reefs protection. Today a lot of scientists are concerned about the biodiversity of coral reefs, which is in great danger. Global warming and human impact have their destructive influence on marine ecosystem.

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, including about 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard corals and hundreds of other species. Scientists estimate that there may be another 1 to 8 million undiscovered species of organisms living in and around reefs. This biodiversity is considered a key to finding new medicines for the 21st century. Coral reefs buffer adjacent shorelines from wave action and prevent erosion, property damage and loss of life. Reefs also protect the highly productive wetlands along the coast, as well as ports and harbors and the economies they support. Globally, half a billion people are estimated to live within 100 kilometers of a coral reef and benefit from its production and protection.

Human-caused, or anthropogenic activities are major threats to coral reefs. Pollution, overfishing, destructive fishing practices using dynamite or cyanide, collecting live corals for the aquarium market and mining coral for building materials are some of the many ways that people damage reefs all around the world every day.

In many areas, coral reefs are destroyed when coral heads and brightly-colored reef fishes are collected for the aquarium and jewelry trade. Careless or untrained divers can trample fragile corals, and many fishing techniques can be destructive. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Coral reefs may recover from periodic traumas caused by weather or other natural occurrences. If, however, corals are subjected to numerous and sustained stresses including those imposed by people, the strain may be too much for them to endure, and they will perish.

We encourage our customers to take special care about their actions in the water during the SUBWING riding. You should understand that you are only a guest in the marine environment and you should not intervene or damage marine flora and fauna. Never touch the reefs or take a piece of it, try to swim at a distance from sea creatures and try not to cause them any stress.

Actions should be taken, each and every one of us can make a difference. Spread the word about the reef preservation! By purchasing a Subwing not only will you be enjoying the excitement of the underwater flight but also giving your input into the marine ecosystem preservation and protection. 1% of the price you pay for your SUBWING is donated for marine ecosystem protection, restoration and preservation.

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