Before, we had ideas, but when we started to work with ParCo, we figured out how to turn them into reality.
— Ilidio Cole, Beach Clean team


  • 600 community members sensitized around seahorse protection.

  • Estimated 80% reduction in seahorse poaching after three month campaign.

  • 6 guided safaris to snorkel with seahorses led by community fisheries committee.

  • 1085 sacks or 54.25 tons of trash removed from beaches and streets of Vilankulo.

  • Over 20 local businesses supporting Beach Clean and other conservation initiatives.

  • 12 Activists trained in the ocean plastic cycle, marine ecology, sex education, and behavior change communication.

  • 300 members of the public reached with ocean plastic anti-litter messaging.

  • 200 used grocery bags up-cycled into shag carpets by female prisoners.

  • 145 preschool children accessing a child-friendly learning environment daily.

  • 80 hours of English and Geography classes provided to local prisoners.

  • $200 raised for child protection committee through their small business.

  • $200 raised for community fisheries committee through their small business.