SeaKeepers Society Launches Bangladesh Chapter to Advance Ocean Health

Dhaka, Bangladesh – November 8, 2023 – The International SeaKeepers Society takes a bold step forward in ocean conservation with the official launch of its Bangladesh chapter. This momentous announcement was made during a formal event in Dhaka by Jay Wade, Chairman of The International SeaKeepers Society, and Julian Chang, President of SeaKeepers Asia. The newly established chapter will be led by Enayetullah Khan, Editor-in-Chief of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and Managing Director of Cosmos Group, who brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the cause.

Bangladesh, situated on the upper reaches of the Bay of Bengal, holds a pivotal position in the global blue economy. Recognizing the significance of preserving areas like the Bay of Bengal and the Sundarbans, Jay Wade emphasized the crucial role of community involvement in successful conservation efforts. Julian Chang underscored the logical choice of opening a chapter in Bangladesh, given its extensive coastline and the presence of the world's largest patch of mangrove forest, the Bangladesh Sundarbans.

With a clear vision for creating a substantial impact, the SeaKeepers Society intends to focus on children's education as a cornerstone of its initiatives. Julian Chang expressed the society's commitment to collaborating with schools in Bangladesh, integrating environmental conservation into the daily lives of students to make it an integral part of their education.

The launch of the SeaKeepers Society's Bangladesh chapter signifies a significant step towards fostering local collaboration, engaging communities, and instilling a sense of environmental responsibility in the younger generation. This endeavor contributes to the global effort to protect and preserve our oceans. As one of its initial priorities, the Bangladesh Chapter will collaborate with WildTeam to address plastic pollution within the Sundarbans through a joint program.

About The International SeaKeepers Society

The International SeaKeepers Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. Providing educational resources and hands-on marine science experiences to students is the primary focus for ensuring the wellbeing of our planet. SeaKeepers enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and raise awareness about global ocean issues.

Founded in Monaco in 1998, The International SeaKeepers Society has been supporting ocean conservation through direct involvement with the yachting community for twenty-five years. What started as a data collection program aboard select luxury yachts, has evolved to engage thousands of participants annually with at-sea and coastal programming. Today SeaKeepers’ mission is focused on the DISCOVERY Yacht Program which is comprised of Scientist-Led Expeditions, Citizen Science, Educational Outreach, and Community Engagement.

SeaKeepers is a catalyst working with governments, scientists, institutions, and other marine organizations to further its mission and support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration. Activities take place globally through the efforts of headquarters based in the United States with offices located on the east and west coast, and international representation in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the South Pacific. For more information, please visit