June 13, 2008


For centuries people have exploited the oceans with little thought to the future. Clearly, we can't afford to neglect them any longer.
They provide much of the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe — our very existence depends upon healthy oceans.

Ocean Conservancy's four strategic priorities reflect the critical ocean conservation issues that will be the main focus of our efforts. We believe that we can make the most tangible contribution to ocean health by building on our historic accomplishments, strengths, and expertise.

We intend to focus our efforts, resources, and attention on the following four critical objective.

Eighty-five percent of our funding comes from individuals. Support Ocean Conservancy’s programs and join the thousands of people who share your concern for our ocean by donating today.

Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for the oceans.


International Coastal Cleanup
Volunteers from around the globe and 55 U.S. states and territories participate each year, clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers and lakes.

Good Mate
Our Good Mate program helps boaters and marinas develop environmentally sound practices to reduce pollution, keep fish thriving and make boating pleasant and safe.

Reducing Marine Wildlife Entanglement in Tampa Bay
Ocean Conservancy is beginning a long-term project at the South Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier in Tampa Bay to help dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and sea birds avoid entanglement in monofilament fishing line. Get involved!

SEE Turtles
SEE Turtles is an Ocean Conservancy conservation tourism campaign that links people with sea turtle sites in ways that directly support efforts to protect sea turtles, while increasing resources in communities to help residents thrive and value sea turtles in their environment.

If you want to know more about our Oceans and marine species, recent news and how to support and adopt mammals, this is the perfect link.



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