Statement of issues
Conservation is a broad term. We look at this planet as a complex interconnected biosphere.
With human population reaching 8 billion and, soon after, 10 billion, how we feed ourselves becomes a critical issue. Will we be unable to do this if we have depleted the fish stocks, poisoned our fampland and continue to rely on unsustainable sources such as beef.
The damage we are causing our biosphere is accelerating. We need to look at each one of the nine biophysical boundaries defined to understand where we must change – how we must conserve – how we can survive.
– Climate Change
– Biodiversity Loss
– Ocean Acidification
– Land Use
– Ozone Depletion
– Atmospheric Aerosols
– Chemical Pollution
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|Conservation||ACOPS||Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea||United Kingdom||Visit Website||52.2065 0.1183|
Aldebaran Marine Research & Broadcast
We provide and brodcast knowledge about the worlds oceans, as the most important, multifaceted, however simultaneously least explored habitat on Earth.
Since 1992, the research and media vessel ALDEBARAN and associated environmental cross media agency, have been providing a research and broadcasting platform for the promotion of knowledge regarding marine environments.
On board the ALDEBARAN scientists and journalists are literally ´in the same boat´, working together en route developing strategies for the effective communication of scientific information to the public.
Based from both our ship ALEDABARAN and the home base located in Hamburg, Germany we specialise in the following services,
American Cetacean Society
The mission of the American Cetacean Society is to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions.
|Conservation||-||Arctic Circle||Iceland||Visit Website||64.1504 -21.9326|
|Conservation||WWF||Arctic Programme, World Wildlife Fund||Canada||Visit Website||45.4189 -75.7014|
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Over 50 years ago the Australian Marine Conservation Society was formed by a community of scientists and ocean conservationists, who came together to take action to protect our marine life. Together we advocate for real, evidence based solutions based on the best available science. We work closely with research centres across the globe, and employ conservation experts to drive our work safeguarding the future of Australia’s amazing oceans.
Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation
Bite-Back is a leading UK charity dedicated to shark and marine conservation. Founded in 2004 our goal is to combat the overfishing and overconsumption of wild seafish.
BlueVoice.org is an ocean conservation organization founded in 2000 by Hardy Jones and Ted Danson. Its mission is to protect dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about the plight of the oceans. BlueVoice has fought to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and to expose the harmful levels of toxins in the marine environment, including mercury, PCBs, and persistent organic pollutants, and their impact on both marine mammals and humans.
|Conservation||-||Blue Water Network||United States||Visit Website||38.90394 -77.03422|
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography exists to promote a holistic, interdisciplinary approach in the education of future leaders in marine biodiversity and conservation, and in the direction and application research to the conservation of marine biodiversity. We train scientists to work at the interface between the natural and social sciences and to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to decision-makers and the public.
|Conservation||CCU||Circumpolar Conservation Union||United States||Visit Website||37.7771 -122.4196|
|Conservation||-||Clean Arctic Alliance, HFO Free Arctic||United Kingdom||Visit Website||51.5064 -0.1272|
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, was founded in the summer of 1996 by a group of experts in marine mammal science, environmental sciences, education and conservation. CRESLI was formed for the purposes of conducting research, providing educational experiences and promoting conservation of coastal ecosystems. Research and education are inextricably linked in all CRESLI activities. As such, CRESLI actively seeks cooperative alliances with researchers, educational institutions, and the participation of the public. Our pinniped and cetacean research projects, for example, utilize public whale watch cruises and seal walks as platforms for collecting data and educating the public at the same time.
|Conservation||-||Conservation Intnernational||United States||Visit Website||38.85567 -77.04866|
|Conservation||CAFF||Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna||Iceland||Visit Website||65.6853 -18.1187|
Coastal areas and marine ecosystems around the world are facing significant and immediate threats. Overstressed by pollution, natural resource exploitation, climate change, habitat destruction, and the compounding of these forces, many regions are struggling to recover. Coralive.org provides global best practices to catalyze the healing process and increase the ecosystem resiliency of these areas against future disturbance.
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Coral Reef Alliance
Originally founded in 1994 to galvanize the dive community around conservation, CORAL has grown from a small grassroots alliance into a world-renowned organization with a history of successfully working with local communities in coral reef regions around the world to protect their coral reefs.
|Conservation||-||United States||Visit Website||
Coral Reef Alliance
Coral Reef Alliance is a US-based NGO that works to preserve coral reefs internationally, from Hawaii to Honduras and Indonesia. They deal with multiple threats to coral reefs through encouraging people to live more sustainably in order to support healthy reefs.
They also deal with the threats to coral reefs, including from land-based pollution.
Coral Restoration Foundation
CRF is the world’s largest non-proft marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, in Florida and globally. Our core mission is to restore coral reefs, to educate others on the importance of our oceans, and to use science to further coral research and coral reef monitoring techniques.
Coral Vita creates high-tech coral farms that incorporate breakthrough methods to restore reefs in the most effective way possible. Our scientific team has partnered with leading marine institutes, utilizing techniques to grow coral up to 50x faster while boosting their resiliency against the warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their survival. We then outplant these corals back into degraded reefs, bringing them back to life.
|Conservation||DOSI||Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative||United Kingdom||Visit Website||51.50643 -0.12721|
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) was founded in 2004 to address the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas, in the absence of an effective regime for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas and in response to international concerns over the harmful impacts of deep-sea bottom trawling. Working with scientists, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and numerous governments, the DSCC has effectively and consistently targeted the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other international fora to call for action.
|Impact Investing||-||Visit Website||
Earth Island Institute
We provide comprehensive fiscal sponsorship and project support to a vibrant network of activists and social entrepreneurs.
Earthwatch engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
|Conservation||EEA||European Environmental Agency||Denmark||Visit Website||55.68118 12.58665|
|Conservation||-||Fish Reef Project||United States||Visit Website||34.40063 -119.72253|
Florida Oceanographic Society
Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research and advocacy.
Friends of the Sea Otter
Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO) is an advocacy group, founded in 1968, dedicated to actively working with state and federal agencies and other groups to maintain, increase and broaden the current protections for the sea otter, a species currently protected by state and federal laws, and with two geographic populations on the Endangered Species list. We wish to inspire the public at large about the otters’ unique behavior, habitat, and to take action to recover this remarkable species.
|Conservation||-||Gallifrey Foundation||Switzerland||Visit Website||46.36337 6.21545|
Gili Eco Trust
Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili Indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing.
Global Coral Reef Alliance
GCRA is a coalition of volunteer scientists, divers, environmentalists and other individuals and organizations, committed to coral reef preservation. We primarily focus on coral reef restoration, marine diseases and other issues caused by global climate change, environmental stress and pollution.
|Carbon Offsets||GMA||Visit Website||
Global Mangrove Alliance
Mangroves are trees or shrubs that are found in the intertidal zone of coastlines, or that area between the coastal environment and the terrestrial environment. These florae are well-adapted to living in saline (salty) and brackish environments, which is one of the reasons that they are so unique. There are about 70 species of mangroves found along tropical and sub-tropical coastlines, with a particularly heavy presence in Asia, followed by Africa and South America. The largest area of mangroves are found in Indonesia, followed by Brazil, Australia, Nigeria, and Mexico.
|Conservation||-||Global Ocean Trust||Germany||Visit Website||52.51605 13.37691|
|Action And Engagement||GBRMPA||Visit Website||
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are Australia’s lead managers of the Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation
We are the lead charity dedicated to protecting the Great Barrier Reef through funding solutions grounded in science, technology, engineering and on-ground action to ensure its long-term conservation. We lead the collaboration of business, science, government and philanthropy – groups who would not otherwise come together – for the benefit of the Reef. Our success is due to the quality of institutions and people we bring together – harnessing advances in science, technology and industry to ensure a future for this global treasure.
Great Whale Conservancy
The Great Whale Conservancy focuses on protecting the world’s great whales and their habitat and returning global populations to their pre-whaling abundance, with a special emphasis on the blue whale.
To double blue whale numbers by 2050 by significantly reducing ship strikes with a primary focus on the Southern Oceans where the greatest number of blue whales lived prior to the tragic era of industrialized whaling.
|Conservation||-||Green Wave||Visit Website||41.3147399 -72.88720139999998|
|Conservation||-||Greenpeace International||Netherlands||Visit Website||52.35042 4.83262|
|Conservation||-||Greenpeace International||Netherlands||Visit Website||52.35042 4.83262|
The Oceanographic Institute – Foundation Albert I er , Prince of Monaco was founded in 1906 by Prince Albert I st . For over a century, it brings together scientific actors, political, economic, associations and the general public to do “know, love and protect the ocean.”
In the service of this project, it implements numerous mediation actions by relying on its two establishments – the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the House of the Oceans, in Paris – and on digital tools.
Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science is dedicated to advancing ocean conservation through science. We conduct world-class scientific research that increases knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants, provides the foundation for smarter ocean policy, and establishes new frameworks for improved ocean conservation.
|Conservation||IOI||Intenational Ocean Institute||Malta||Visit Website||35.902476 14.48128|
|Conservation||-||International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic, Greenpeace||Netherlands||Visit Website||52.3504 4.8326|
|Conservation||IMO||International Maritime Organisation||United Kingdom||Visit Website||51.49349 -0.12103|
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 13,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
|Conservation||-||Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS), Parvati||Canada||Visit Website||45.4218 -75.6912|
Marine Biological Association
The Marine Biological Association conducts, promotes and supports scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea. We’re working with our ever-growing membership to provide a clear and independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.
Marine Connection is a registered charity based in the UK, working internationally on the protection, conservation and welfare of all cetaceans.
|Action And Engagement||-||Visit Website||
Marine Conservation Institute
We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations to build workable solutions to pressing ocean issues. Our unique effectiveness comes from our vision, expertise and our willingness to partner with others. Since starting as the vision of one person in 1996, Marine Conservation Institute has become a major player in the effort to save our blue planet.
|MCS||United Kingdom||Visit Website||
Marine Conservation Society
The MCS grew from the hard work and forward-thinking of a great number of people, many of whom still actively support us today. There was a growing awareness about the state of our seas in the early 1970s, especially amongst scientists and SCUBA divers, who devised Underwater Conservation Year 1977. This event gave momentum to form the Underwater Conservation Society. The name “Marine Conservation Society” was officially adopted and registered with the Charity Commission in 1983. Since that time, MCS has achieved major successes in protecting special wildlife, tackling sewage problems, helping the seafood-buying public, and influencing Government and industry.
Aquaculture for humans and oceans
Half of the world’s population lives along seashores. The coastal regions are overexploited and further weakened by climate change. Coral reefs are dying, the marine fauna is impoverished, and local communitiess are struggling to survive.
marinecultures.org initiates small-scale conservation projects: We support people on the coast of Zanzibar in the development of ecological aquaculture. Together with local communities and authorities we carry out activities to protect the marine fauna.
Our projects are developed in collaboration with experts. They are financed by donations and foundations. And on the coast of Zanzibar they secure a sustainable livelihood for a growing number of families.
|Legal And Policy||-||Visit Website||
Marine Fish Conservation Network
The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations committed to sustaining fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and fishing communities. Our goal is to maintain and strengthen the conservation and management objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
MarineBio Conservation Society
Since 1998, The MarineBio Conservation Society has been a nonprofit volunteer marine conservation and science education group working online together to educate the world about ocean life, marine biology, marine conservation, and a sea ethic.
|Conservation||-||National Geographic Society||United States||Visit Website||38.9052 -77.0382|
National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. Few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. The system works with diverse partners and stakeholders to promote responsible, sustainable ocean uses that ensure the health of our most valued ocean places.
|Conservation||NRDC||Natural Resources Defence Council||United States||Visit Website||40.7406 -73.9933|
|Conservation||NAMMCO||North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission||Norway||Visit Website||69.6809 18.9860|
Ocean Alliance’s mission is to protect whales and their ocean environment through research and education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse and encourage the recovery of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean/human health.
|Conservation||-||Ocean Conservancy||United States||Visit Website||38.9075 -77.0440|
Ocean Conservation Research
Ocean Conservation Research is focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals.
We engage in marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities. We use the products of this research to inform the policies and practice of the public, industry, and lawmakers so that we may all become stewards of the sea.
OneOcean is a collective promoting the urgent need to enhance human wellbeing through ocean protection, safeguarding the key services which the ocean performs for our planet. Informed by the work of scientists and other experts, the initiative provides a unified platform for ocean groups and aligns effort around four major needs:
|Conservation||-||Oceana||United States||Visit Website||38.9033 -77.0393|
OceanCare has been committed to marine wildlife protection since 1989. Through research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education, and involvement in a range of important international committees, OceanCare undertakes concrete steps to improve the situation for wildlife in the world’s oceans.
|Conservation||-||Oceans Unite||United Kingdom||Visit Website||51.5144488 -0.1442044|
|Conservation||-||Oceans United||United Kingdom||Visit Website||50.36653 -4.14785|
Research and Education
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration.
Point Blue Conservation Science
Point Blue is a leader in climate-smart conservation, to help ensure that wildlife and our own communities continue to thrive in the decades to come. We believe that our collaborative climate-smart conservation actions today can lead to ecosystems that sustain healthy wildlife and human communities well into the future. As leaders and innovators in conservation science, we have the vision, scientific rigour, passion, and ability to inspire others to act to make positive conservation outcomes possible for a healthy blue planet.
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Project Aware Foundation
Project AWARE takes action to create both local and global change for the ocean and the communities who depend on it.
Project Seahorse is a marine conservation group dedicated to securing a world where marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed.
Reef Check Foundation
Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are critical to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through education, research and conservation.
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.
ReefBase gathers available knowledge about coral reefs into one information repository. It is intended to facilitate analyses and monitoring of coral reef health and the quality of life of reef-dependent people, and to support informed decisions about coral reef use and management.
Restore America’s Estuaries
As the leader of a national alliance, we are a powerful, unified voice for coastal habitat restoration in the nation’s capital. Through extensive projects and community events, Restore America’s Estuaries has effectively changed the future course of our nation’s estuaries. We have advanced, funded, and implemented on-the-ground restoration projects on a national basis, addressed emerging issues, including climate change and estuary economics. Together with our partners, we have united the coastal restoration community, key government decision-makers, and citizens behind coastal and estuarine habitat restoration issues.
|Conservation||-||Sargasso Sea Commission||United States||Visit Website||38.91204 -77.04526|
|Conservation||-||Save the Arctic, Greenpeace||Netherlands||Visit Website||52.3504 4.8326|
|Conservation||STHSC||Save the High Seas Coalition||Netherlands||Visit Website||52.37314 4.89333|
Save the Manatee Club
We help protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations by aiding in the recovery and protection of manatees and their aquatic ecosystems throughout the world.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
|Action And Engagement||STC||United States||Visit Website||
Sea Turtle Conservancy
It is the mission of Sea Turtle Conservancy to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
Seal Conservation Society
The Society was originally set up as a non-profit charitable organisation in Scotland, in the spring of 1996 with the aim of protecting and conserving pinnipeds worldwide.
SeaWeb is a project of The Ocean Foundation, a unique community foundation with a mission to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. Our key programs are the Seafood Summit and the Summit Scholars, Speaking of Seafood, and the Seafood Champion Awards.
Shark Research Institute
A multi-disciplinary nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization, we were the first shark conservation organization in the U.S. Founded in 1991 at Princeton, New Jersey, USA, today we have field offices in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas, and internationally in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Shark Stewards mission is to restore ocean health by saving sharks from overfishing and the shark fin trade, and protecting critical marine habitat through the establishment of marine protected areas and shark sanctuaries.
|Education||-||Visit Website||37.7749295 -122.4194155|
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|Conservation||OSPAR||The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic||United Kingdom||Visit Website||51.5195 -0.1215|
|Conservation||ICES||The International Council for the Exploration of the SeaÂ||Denmark||Visit Website||55.6715 12.5757|
The Marine Life Information Network
MarLIN provides information to support marine conservation, management and planning. Our resources are based on available scientific evidence and designed for all stakeholders, from government agencies and industry to naturalists and the public. MarLIN hosts the largest review of the effects of human activities and natural events on marine species and habitats yet undertaken.
The Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
|Conservation||-||The Oak Foundation – Ocean Conservation Commitment||United States||Visit Website||40.7038 -74.00816|
|Carbon Offsets||TOF||Visit Website||
The Ocean Foundation
We advance innovative, customized philanthropic solutions for individual, corporate and government donors, we simplify giving so donors can focus on their chosen passion for the coasts and ocean.
|Conservation||-||The Pew Charitable Trusts||United States||Visit Website||39.95416 -75.17368|
The Safina Center
Led by ecologist and author Carl Safina, the Safina Center is comprised of Staff, Fellows and Creative Affiliates who together create a body of scientific and creative works that advance the conservation of wildlife and the environment, and give a voice to nature.
The Shark Trust
Safeguarding the future of sharks through positive change. We achieve this through science, education, influence and action.
|Conservation||TBA||Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary||Austria||Visit Website||48.19771 16.35964|
Turtle Island Restoration Network
TIRN is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Our work is based in science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon. We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national and international marine policies.
|Conservation||UNEP||United Nations Environment Programme||Kenya||Visit Website||-1.233421 36.815143|
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. The qualified and dedicated staff of WDC work to protect whales and dolphins from the many threats they face through campaigns, scientific research, advising governments, conservation projects, field research, and educational outreach.
While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts. We also work with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts.
|Conservation||WWF||World Wide Fund for Nature – Ocean Initiatives||United States||Visit Website||38.9065 -77.05186|
|Conservation||WWF||World Wildlife Fund International||Switzerland||Visit Website||46.41881 6.26691|
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Of all the major oceans, only one, the Arctic Ocean, hasn’t been fished, polluted, drilled into for oil and gas or traversed by heavy fuel oil powered ships. Let's keep it that way.
At the front line of climate change, the ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate - a critical role we must protect for our own sake.
Deep sea mining
There are sources of minerals in the deep sea but we must first understand how to manage and mitigate the risks that come with extracting them.
Our insatiable demand for plastic has turned this material into an environmental and public health nightmare. The impact affects he creatures of the sea and humans too.