We’re turning up the ‘Feel Good Factor’ and providing you with important updates on all the good causes we proudly support.
Sitting on a tranquil farm, Rosida and our farmer are happy to announce our Solar Scheme.
Being certified BAP farms, we’ve already incorporated the use of solar energy into producing our prawns. However, this year we’re looking to start extending that throughout the farming community and introduce this as a reliable source of energy.
Smiles all round!
We’re also proud to support the environmental organisations in the areas we operate, both in Indonesia and the UK. Likewise, we show some love to our pro-aquaculture friends across the pond in the USA as well.
Here are some optimistic updates from our friends, and their causes, over in Indonesia:
Bali Sea Turtle Society
Image: A released baby turtle. Credits: BSTS
The COVID-19 restrictions meant that tourists are unable to release the baby turtles. Nevertheless, the society have turned their focus towards rescuing the mother turtles.
Given the lockdown on beaches, there are no crowds. This means that the Society are able to easily save and rehabilitate pregnant mother turtles and provide a wider area for them to lay their eggs.
This is wonderful news as it shows the dedicated support by the Society in conserving the various endangered species of sea turtle.
To support their efforts, please visit here!
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Image: Jeffery the orangutan. Credits: BOSF
Say hello to Jeffery. In October 2019, the veterinary team discovered that he wasn’t walking properly. By constantly limping, it was soon discovered that he was suffering from hip dysplasia.
The team immediately placed him in the on-site clinic to undergo treatment. The team and a human orthopaedic specialist used a fiberglass cast to reposition his bones.
The surgery was a success and he made a miraculous recovery within one month! This left the Veterinary team astounded as they predicted he would require at least 3 months to recover. However, the veterinary team kept Jeffrey in the on-site clinic for continued observation. This was to ensure Jeffrey was able to fully use his hips again.
As Jeffrey fully recovered, the observation ended last week. He returned to Pre-Release Island #7 and is said to be enjoying the freedom.
To support the wonderful efforts of BOSF, visit here!
Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
Image: Rosida and the vets on their way to visit the new laboratory’s building site
The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary launched a new scientific venture to protect the Sumatran Rhino’s food supply from bacteria.
The Sanctuary opened its new laboratory in 2019, which was kitted out with state of the art equipment to aide the on-site vets in continuing the sanctuary’s rebreeding program. A crucial piece of equipment is a device which conducts a microbiological analysis on the Rhino’s feed (leaves).
This is a fantastic feat in the effort to conserve the severely endangered Sumatran rhino as it will enhance their survival rate from prospective diseases.
For the sanctuary, these are promising times and the on-site vets cannot wait to return to get started on this project!
Here’s some more updates from our friends, and their good causes, in the UK and the USA:
The Marine Conservation Society
MCS launched their ‘Save Our Marine Meadows’ appeal in March to protect the nation’s seagrass meadows.
This is an amazing initiative as seagrass is crucial in fighting another critical threat to humanity – climate change. This tiny but powerful plant can absorb 10% of the ‘blue carbon’ buried in ocean sediment every year.
MCS is a key project partner on a groundbreaking new project to protect and regenerate endangered shallow water seagrass meadows. This project will ensure over 75 advanced ‘eco’ moorings will replace the damaging traditional moorings.
This is a long-term project, running up to 2023. Although this project has been halted due to COVID-19, they look forward to being able to get back out on the water and continue this work.
Get involved here!
The Global Aquaculture Alliance
Image: A snapshot of one of our farms.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are continuing their Aquaculture101 campaign.
This campaign is to educate the public about the basics of aquaculture and dispel any myths surrounding it. The GAA want to provide the facts and illustrate just how promising the future of this industry is.
Last month, the GAA focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3. This goal focuses on good health and wellbeing for all and nutrition and diet fall into this category. They concluded that farmed seafood is nutritionally better than wild seafood, details of which can be found here.
Although The Happy Prawn Co. use extensive farming, which involves no feed, chemicals or antibiotics, we are happy that the GAA are shining a light on various types of farming and the benefits of each.
About The Happy Prawn Co.
The Happy Prawn Co. is an independent, ethical brand producing 100% natural, 100% traceable Black Tiger prawns from Indonesia. Aimed at seafood lovers and foodies alike, the brand officially launched in 2018, but it’s the result of more than a decade’s dedication.
Check out this short video about our story here: