Cetacean Alliance is a not-for-profit network of non-governmental organisations committed to preserving marine biodiversity and reducing human impact on cetacean populations. Its aim is to develop synergies and create opportunities for collaboration among individuals and organisations sharing a determination to protect these magnificent and vulnerable animals.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's oceans campaign focusing on three major threats to the world's oceans: overfishing, pirate fishing, whaling, and intensive shrimp aquaculture.
|The Nature Conservancy|
From coral reefs to deserts, the Nature Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive for us and for future generations. The Conservancy has fisheries and marine conservation programs around the globe in important seascapes including marine projects in every coastal state and territory of the U.S. The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to protecting these vital ecosystems and all the corals, fish and people that depend on them.
|Society for Conservation Biology|
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.
IUCN's work builds upon their niche as the world’s authority on biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions and related environmental governance.
|Center for Biological Diversity|
The "high seas," or open ocean, have historically been a no-man's-land, claimed by no single country and not governed by any single body of law; and the sea has been treated as an inexhaustible resource, infinitely deep, wide, and bountiful. But the advent of large-scale commercial fishing, shipping and oil drilling has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. The Center for Biological Diversity is working to establish crucial protections for marine species and their habitats.
|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.
We bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet. The Earthwatch community continues to grow rapidly, with participation from members of the general public we call "citizen scientists," to corporate employees, to educators and students. All bring their knowledge, passion, and experience to support our work, improve scientific understanding, and inspire change across all touch-points in their lives.
|Fauna and Flora International|
Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. We proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet.
|Center for Biological Diversity|
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction.
|Love The Oceans|
Love the Oceans volunteers form our research teams, collecting two different but equally important data sets. We believe that due to the high biodiversity present, the reefs in Guinjata Bay offer an exciting opportunity for the local community to generate sustainable sources of revenue from the marine environment through various ecotourism based initiatives. To provide evidence for this, the first data set consists of benthic habitat assessments of the Guinjata Bay reefs. The volunteers collect this data during their diving week on the program. Through non-destructive visual censuses, volunteers quantify fish species abundance and diversity. From this, biodiversity on the reefs will be calculated and used as an indicator for reef health.
Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. Our story started over a decade ago, surveying coral reefs in the Mozambique channel. Vezo communities in southern Madagascar were concerned about the decline of their fisheries, so we supported one village to experiment with closing off a small section of their octopus gleaning area for a few months, to see whether this might boost productivity. When the closure was re-opened, communities experienced a huge increase in octopus landings and fisher incomes. As news of this remarkable fishery boom spread, neighbouring communities started copying this approach. Crucially, this sparked interest in more ambitious coastal management efforts, leading to the creation of the country’s first Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) governed by a small network of fishing villages.
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1998. Archipelagos is committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as of the NE Mediterranean region overall. Archipelagos' work focuses on a combination of multi-disciplinary scientific research with efficient conservation work, in which the local communities share an active part. This work creates a strategic foundation that enables and strengthens Archipelagos' campaigns at a local, national and EU level, to defend the rich biodiversity of the eastern Mediterranean from the impacts increasingly threatening it.
|Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand|
These are the key issues we work on: Antarctica - including toothfish and krill fisheries, and the protection of the Ross Sea and the Southern Ocean. Aquaculture - including expansion of fin fish farming, changes to the Resource Management Act and role of the government agencies. Biodiversity - including the national policy statement on biodiversity. Coastal and Catchment - The integration of land and water management is seen most clearly in relationship between catchment management and its connection to the coastal environment. Climate change - including international and domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.