effective interactions between communities and other stakeholders makes the difference in the success or failure of conservation. Community struggles with development or conservation schemes, when seen only as economic or environmental issues, overlooks their impact on culture and on food sovereignty
efficient applied ocean conservation utilizes traditional knowledge, 21st century tools and the customary practices of resource users to build a both-ways dialogue that ends with positive biological conservation and measurable advancement of human well-being
since 2004, Ocean Revolution has been working to address inequity and injustice in ocean management focusing on the implications of environmental change and conservation burdens on indigenous coastal communities
For centuries, environmental law and stewardship in indigenous societies came from the stars, land and water. Practical wisdom, cultural and spiritual rules were passed from generation to generation to set the relationship between human beings and non-human beings.
There are always “watchers” seeking to harmonize contemporary narratives with ancient ocean rules.
Our film is the story of the watchers of
Mozambique and the resources they marshalled to return "ocean rules" to their home