WSL Announces PURE Grant Program Recipients

WSL Announces PURE Grant Program Recipients

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA (Monday, February 26, 2024) – Today, the World Surf League (WSL) proudly reveals the recipients of the fourth annual WSL PURE Grant Program which includes the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES). WSL’s non-profit arm, WSL PURE, has allocated grant funding to organizations dedicated to safeguarding our oceans under the initiative of WSL One Ocean.

While various projects across the globe have been selected, this announcement shines a light on MES, a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by tourism operators in Fiji’s Mamanuca Region. MES’s core mission centers on promoting Sustainable Community Livelihood & Tourism through environmental protection efforts.

The 2024 WSL PURE grant will empower MES to advance its vital work in multiple domains. This includes enhancing waste management practices, spearheading coral rehabilitation projects, and fostering deeper community and tourist engagement through educational programs. The aim is to ensure the Mamanuca region thrives as a vibrant ecosystem for present and future generations.

“This year’s WSL PURE grant is a testament to the invaluable work carried out by MES in the Mamanuca Region,” stated [Spokesperson’s Name], emphasizing the significance of local initiatives in global conservation efforts. “We’re committed to supporting MES’s endeavors towards a sustainable future for Fiji’s coastal communities and ecosystems.”

The WSL PURE Grant Program, bolstered by global sustainability partners SHISEIDO and YETI, along with regional partner MANANALU, seeks to amplify the impact of organizations like MES. By aligning with WSL’s vision for ocean conservation, MES and fellow grantees represent a collective commitment to preserving our planet’s most precious resource.

For more details on MES and other grantees, visit, and join us in championing a future where our oceans thrive in harmony with humanity.