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Blue Community Consortium Members

 

The  Blue Community Consortium seeks to protect oceans, coastal habitat, and marine environment in Florida through implementing Blue Community and other sustainable tourism strategies.

The Blue Consortium is administered by the WHALE Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and is an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The members with links to their respective websites are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tour de Turtles: A Race to Save the Turtles 
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