A Plastic Ocean Screens At Nikoi Island
Nikoi Island Foundation will be hosting a special screening for “A Plastic Ocean” on the 8th of December 2016. To celebrate the screening, they recently ran a competition for a two-night stay at their resort, in a bid to celebrate the record 40 million dollar fine that was imposed on Princess Cruises for illegal dumping of oil waste in the ocean. The Nikoi Island team are thrilled to have Craig Leeson, the director of A Plastic Ocean join them for this pre-release screening of the movie.
The movie is about an international team of adventurers, researchers and ocean ambassadors that go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. David Attenborough has described the documentary as one of the most important films of our time. The movie producers hope that it will create a cultural shift in public perceptions and the behaviour towards plastic pollution and open people’s eyes to this global problem.
Scientists around the globe have warned about the dangers of plastic pollution and micro plastics in the environment for a while now. But most people are still not convinced of the link between carelessly discarding a water bottle, thinking it will just float in the sea and not stopping to think twice of how much damaged it will cause to the marine life.
Nikoi Island established The Island Foundation in 2009 in order to help protect the environment. They have been working with one of Singapore’s leading naturalists and a team of dedicated staff whom are all committed to safeguarding the wildlife and biodiversity on the island and actively assist in the recovery of the endangered turtle population. To ensure the survival of the marine environment, continuous training to raise awareness amongst the staff and the local communities is carried out. Screening this movie is one of the many ways that Nikoi Island can help educate their staff as well as the local communities to the plight of the world’s oceans right now.
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