Carnival Invests in Conservation

Carnival Invests in Conservation

By Rebecca Gibson
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 1:00pm

This article originally appeared on International Cruise and Ferry Review 

Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc have pledged to donate US$2.5 million to The Nature Conservancy to support its global marine protection efforts.

To be donated over the next five years, the money will be used to help identify the locations where industry and community are most dependent on marine and coastal resources. These include key conservation priority sites where Carnival Corporation and its ten cruise line brands operate.

“Carnival Corporation and our ten cruise lines take millions of people on the world’s oceans every year, so being environmentally responsible is critically important for us,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “Doing so is not just essential to the very existence of our business, but more importantly, it is the right thing to do. So it is with great pride and much excitement that we announce our support of the Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading conservation organisations.”

Donald added: “We share a strong commitment to achieving environmental excellence and we look forward to collaborating with the Nature Conservancy – which is widely recognised for its scientific expertise and global presence – to advance the cause of preserving and managing the health of our oceans and seas around the world.”

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CATEGORY: Environment