Remember You Are
Wild

Our Mission

Storytelling for Ocean Protection

We are a community of scientists, storytellers, journalists and filmmakers who are dedicated to the ocean. Our work is motivating scientists, policymakers and individuals to engage meaningfully with nature and protect our oceans.

Our goal is to protect South Africa’s marine environment by making the Great African Seaforest a global icon.

A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY

“I need no convincing that an ecosystem such as this is of inestimable value & must be protected.”

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

Our Projects

Our projects connect people from all over the world to the Great African Seaforest and the fascinating creatures that live within it. Our work includes films, books, exhibitions, marine biology research through living science and impact campaigns.

Films

World-class films are an integral part of our content. We tell immersive, personal stories that have showcased the Great African Seaforest to a global audience. Our films include the Netflix Original My Octopus Teacher.

Books

The Sea Change Project team is currently working on a few new book projects, including a children’s book to be published in North America by HMH in Fall 2022. Sea Change: Primal Joy and Art of Underwater Tracking by Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck (edited by Pippa Ehrlich) is available for purchase here.

Exhibitions

Sea Change Project conceptualizes and curates multi-media exhibitions that convey the story of our inter-connectedness with the natural world while raising awareness for the Great African Seaforest.

Education

We are developing Great African Seaforest education materials. Our goal is to grow a global nature-based community of ocean and seaforest ambassadors.

Science

All of our work is informed by science. We document marine biology, conduct own biodiversity research, and collaborate with academic institutions to discover the secrets of the Great African Seaforest.

PATRON & AMBASSADOR

Sea Change Project celebrates the coming together of nature & culture

Zolani Mahola

Ambassador

Vocalist, Actress & Nature Activist

Yo-Yo Ma

Patron

Cellist

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Protect the Great African Seaforest

Kelp forests are highly productive near-shore marine ecosystems. Their unique structure provides a three-dimensional habitat for thousands of marine species. They are found on 25% of our world's coastlines and are the second most vulnerable marine ecosystem to climate change.

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of the 13,000 known marine species in South Africa are considered endemic.
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Of South Africa’s oceans are protected with a global promise to increase to 10% by 2021.
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Of kelp forests have shown a decline over the last decades.​
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The scientific recommendation for protected oceans is 30% by 2030.

We believe that the best thing we can do to protect the Great African Seaforest is to share her stories.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Protect & Take Action

Lack of knowledge and awareness, and our human impact on this planet are at the root of all threats to the Great African Seaforest. We are in the ocean every day, learning the secrets of the seaforest and finding stories that inspire people to fall in love with it. By sharing these stories, people all over the world, including local decision-makers, will recognise the value of this special place. To help us make the Great African Seaforest an iconic wilderness please watch, donate and share.