May 31, 2023 | News, Worldrise
Worldrise Onlus ongoing project AMPlification is intended to make citizens and the local communities aware of the importance of the Italian Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), areas of sea where biodiversity of protected with a view to sustainable development. The most recent edition has been developed with the support of the Ariston Group in Liguria, Italy. The area lies within the Bergeggi MPA, and here a total of 60 students were involved in lessons and bio-walks on the beach where they discovered marine biodiversity in action. Children were able to learn about the Blue Planet and how to preserve its treasures under the guidance of the marine biologists of the non-profit organization, along with parents, grandparents, and members of the local community.
Apr 30, 2023 | News, Worldrise
Over three days of diving in the Marine Protected Area of Portofino, in Liguria, Worldrise Onlus, thanks to the support of AXA Cuori in Azione and the collaboration of Reef Alert Network and Portofino MPA, was able to complete an operation to retrieve fishing lines lost at sea. In the depths of the MPA, fishing gear had trapped a forest of gorgonians; as a result of this operation, the octocorals will be able to thrive once more. Thanks to a circular economy project, new life will also be given to the recovered fishing lines.
Mar 31, 2023 | News, Worldrise
In celebration of this year’s World Oceans Day (8th June), Worldrise Onlus are hosting the second edition of Festivalmar. Over four days, from June 8 – 11th, there will be an opportunity to celebrate the sea and its importance for our existence. This year, Festivalmar will be held in Golfo Aranci (SS), Sardinia, with many land and water based activities for locals and tourists to enjoy and come together with the united mission to learn how we can all best preserve, protect and enable our ocean to flourish. Click here for the latest updates.
Feb 28, 2023 | News, Worldrise
Worldrise is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Starting in 2013 with only two projects and a few collaborators, but a huge amount of enthusiasm aimed at making a difference for the sea. In these 10 years the association has grown a lot, contributing to enhancing the perception of the importance of the ocean for citizens, public and private sector. 10 years have meant a lot to Worldrise and this milestone will be celebrated throughout the year, alongside all the people who made it possible. Click here to find out more about how to support Worldrise.
Jan 25, 2023 | News, Worldrise
Worldrise’s co-founders, Mariasole Bianco and Virginia Tardella, have been featured on Planted Journal, an online magazine that bridges the gap between man and nature through art and romance. The interview, accompanied by a photo shoot by Giovanni Santarelli, is the occasion to dive deep into the history of Worldrise, from its foundation to the last initiatives, with a focus on “artivism”, the idea of using art to spread awareness about the ocean and its problems. Click here to read the full interview.
Dec 22, 2022 | News, Worldrise
Golfo Aranci, in Sardinia, is an area rich in marine biodiversity, hosting a population of bottlenose dolphins of the species Tursiops truncatus. Since 2014, the area has been home to Worldrise‘s project “The Gulf of Dolphins“, dedicated to sustainable dolphin watching and ecotourism, together with a careful monitoring aimed at the protection of the species. This Christmas, if you are looking for something special for your loved ones, the perfect gift comes from the sea: a donation of your choice for the protection of the Blue Planet, or a donation of 1 month, 3 months or 1 year for the nursery of dolphins in Golfo Aranci, a safe place where small bottlenose dolphins can grow and swim in safety and freedom. Find out more here.
Nov 30, 2022 | News, Worldrise
Worldrise has launched the project AMPlification, to enhance the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), involving local communities in their valorisation. The first edition of the project has been developed with the support of Ariston Group in the MPA of Capo Testa – Punta Falcone (Sardinia), with 2 days of free activities to amplify the value of the MPA (lessons in schools, beach clean-up, snorkeling, yoga, talk by Mariasole Bianco), and will continue in Bergeggi (Liguria) and in Marche. Watch more here.
Oct 31, 2022 | News, Worldrise
As part of the project Worldrise Walls, a new smog-absorbing street artwork has been created in Milan (Italy) by Worldrise, in collaboration with the creative hub Fantastudio. The mural, named “Care” and created with a special natural photocatalytic smog-absorbing paint, covers over 100 square meters of a building in the district of Stadera and combines the concepts of environmental care and solidarity. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood were involved in its realization, with informative and creative activities to raise awareness and enhance the territory.
Sep 27, 2022 | News, Worldrise
On September 10th, Worldrise Onlus took part in the Small in scale, big in value event organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to celebrate the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. Worldrise has been working on the theme of responsible fishing with the SEAstainable project focusing on the enhancement of artisanal fishing and consumer awareness. On this occasion the team talked about the importance of artisanal fishing in different local cultures. They hosted a workshop for children, dedicated to the seasonality of fish, and another which focused on educating listeners on the craft of artisan fishermen.
Aug 31, 2022 | News, Worldrise
The first SEATY – local marine conservation area has been created in Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, by Worldrise Onlus, with the support of Fastweb and powered by the local municipality and the region. In a drive to educate tourists and locals about this protected stretch of coast, a series of information boards have been installed. Activities such as beach clean ups, snorkelling guided by marine biologists and yoga are taking place in Golfo Aranci in an effort to raise awareness of project SEATY. Discover more here.