Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders® is the overarching theme of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. It provides financial sponsorship of marine conservation programs and scientific research around the globe, and raises awareness of the need to preserve, protect and restore the world's oceans and aquatic resources.

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    • The theme for the 2019 Science Without Borders Challenge® is “Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders.” Use your artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates how the ocean is connected. This international art contest is open to students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. Submit your artwork by Earth Day, April 22.

    • Our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum is a great resource for students and teachers. Filled with lesson plans, videos, and interactive learning exercises, our education portal engages and inspires students to learn about coral reefs and to become stewards of this vital ecosystem.

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    The Value of Small Mangrove Patches
    This article in Science explains why even small mangrove patches are valuable, providing substantial ecosystem services relative to their size and buffering coastal communities from storms. The authors make the point that even the loss of a small patch of mangrove forest can drastically reduce coastal resilience, particularly in low-lying areas vulnerable to sea level rise.
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    In this inspiring must-watch speach by Sir David Attenborough, he throws down a jaw-dropping statistic: "96% of the mass of all mammals on Earth is us and the livestock we have domesticated. Only 4% is everything else."

    Fascinated and appalled, we had to know where these numbers came from. Turns out this statistic comes from a scientific study published last year in the prestigious journal PNAS.

    Really makes one stop and think about the impact we are having on #OurPlanet.

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    Sir David Attenborough gave a speech last night that was both powerful and empowering. He breaks down why he values Our Planet and why we all need to act to take on saving this world. Honestly, can you imagine not loving him?
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