Paddle for the Planet’s work will be towards Marine Protected Areas around the World.
The Daram Marine Reserve – The First Stitch in the Blanket
Daram is an archipelago of islands in a far-flung corner of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This region, located off the North West coast of the island of New Guinea, is known to be the most biodiverse tropical marine region in the world. In an area the size of a football field, there are more species of coral than in the entire Caribbean. Over 70% of the known species of coral in the world and 1,200 species of fish live in these clear blue waters.The magnificent islands of Daram are in imminent danger. Their remote location and great distance from the rightful landowners make them an ideal base camp for illegal operations. Without protection, Daram will be decimated by shark finning, reef bombing, turtle harvesting, live fish trade, and illegal logging.