Perhaps John F. Kennedy said it best: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
The best way to show our appreciation towards our supporters and friends is to continue being the vessel of information on marine life and ensuring that data are freely available to the public.
Making information available for people to use was the most important anchor point. Because accessibility to information came knowledge. And it is only with knowledge that leads to understanding of data and, potentially, sustainable management of sea life. Ultimately, mutual exchange of data and expertise came to fruition. Fisheries impacts have been realized. Crucial and informed advocacies have been fought.
If not for our supporters, creating a treasure trove of knowledge in the form of these global databases and strengthening both in time wouldn’t be possible — let alone making far-reaching contributions on protecting and preserving sea life.
What would be better than to hear from our supporters themselves?
This effort is part of a year-long campaign aimed at celebrating the 30th anniversary of FishBase and the 15th anniversary of SeaLifeBase.
Interested to learn on how these online global biodiversity information systems started? You can listen to our podcast series here.
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