The First – Non Toxic – Ocean Safe Suncare & Cosmetics Conference To Be Held in The Seychelles March 20th 2023

The First – Non Toxic – Ocean Safe Suncare & Cosmetics Conference To Be Held in The Seychelles March 20th 2023

Speakers Announced

Tourism Seychelles Is Partnering With Leading Green Resort* – STORY Seychelles & Global Leading Non-Toxic Suncare Brand People4Ocean To Host The First Conference For Resorts & Retailers On This Huge Global Issue

20th March 2023

Location STORY Seychelles & Fisherman’s Cove Resorts

Announced at this years World Travel Market London Tourism Seychelles and partners STORY Seychelles and People4Ocean (BluePlanet Trading LTD) will be hosting a conference for both resorts and retailers to attend in person or virtually on the 20th March 2023, the location will be STORY Seychelles with speakers from around the world all leading experts in this subject of both the chemical makeup of products, the misleading labeling issues of products claiming ocean safe credentials and the damage those products do to the marine life around resorts.

Speakers include

Sylvestre Radegonde Minister for Tourism

Sherin Francis Principal Secretary Tourism Department

Francesca Santoro UNESCO

Dr Nimal Nature Seychelles

Louise and Austin Lang Marine Biologist Australia

Eleanor Karhu Ecology Sustainability Alphonse Island Group

Chris Mason Parker Marine Conservation Society Seychelles

The conference will be open to all resorts and retailers to attend from across the Indian Ocean region not just the Seychelles in a virtual capacity with a core goal of education of the market and help and advice on how to improve guest offerings to in turn reduce the human impact on the resorts marine ecosystem, plus reducing plastic waste by looking at compostable and biodegradable options as opposed to recycled options which as we all know most islands nations don’t have the infrastructure to recycle bottles on mass.

The Global problem, not many are aware that just 13% of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity, the first systematic analysis has revealed. Outside the remotest areas of the Pacific and the poles, virtually no ocean is left harboring naturally high levels of marine wildlife. Huge fishing fleets, global shipping and pollution running off the land are combining with climate change to degrade the oceans, the researchers found.

Furthermore, just 5% of the remaining ocean wilderness is within existing marine protection areas. “We were astonished by just how little marine wilderness remains,” says Kendall Jones, at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, who led the new research. “The ocean is immense, covering over 70% of our planet, but we’ve managed to significantly impact almost all of this vast ecosystem.