South Caicos Appeal
© Antti Lipponen

Help support the community of South Caicos devastated by the hurricanes

On 7th September South Caicos was hit by the catastrophic hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. 95% of homes were damaged or destroyed. Two weeks later, while the islanders were still on their knees, Hurricane Maria caused further devastation.

We’ve worked with the fishermen and the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands for more than 15 years and together we’ve made enormous progress towards securing a future for the island’s turtle populations with ground-breaking research that helped change fishing laws.

South Caicos, the ‘fishing capital’ of the TCI, where we did most work, took a direct hit from hurricane Irma. Even now, months later, the families we work with are struggling to get back on their feet.

“The morning after Irma I crawled out of my house and cried. The destruction was like nothing I had seen before. 95% of the houses were damaged, having lost most or all of their roofs. There was wreckage everywhere”, said Gilbert Jennings, one of the fishermen we work with.

Recovering from natural disasters like Hurricane Irma and Maria takes time, resources and lot of support. The South Caicos fishing community needs our help now.

Every penny you donate will support our work with the South Caicos community to rebuild their lives, and most importantly to become more resilient to future extreme weather events.

Our innovative projects will support South Caicos islanders to establish family-run nature-tourism initiatives that diversify income and protect the natural wonders of neighbouring East Caicos, one of the region’s last uninhabited and pristine islands.

You can help rebuild lives today. Please give as generously as you can.