We aim to apply scientific, social and ethical principles to conservation planning.
We seek integrated marine conservation solutions.
Our Conservation Projects
Cultivating Environmental Leadership in Youth
Urgent issues such as climate change, food scarcity, and loss of biodiversity are highly complex. To improve conservation education and training on issues of marine ecosystem health, we work with our partners to pair groups of young people from the U.S. and internationally to work on field programs that combine modern science, traditional knowledge and community service. By linking science with place, identity and values, today’s youth may feel empowered to envision meaningful socio-ecological outcomes.
We produce practical guides to help understand and find solutions to some of the complex conservation problems facing the marine environment.
How We Work
Our goal is to empower communities and individuals to establish and maintain their own paths to ecological resilience.
Integrated Solutions Grounded in Science
We believe the best conservation planning utilizes the expertise of scientists, sociologists, policy specialists, and custodians of traditional knowledge.
We believe in a collaborative approach, and in the benefit of strong partnerships.
The majority of our funding is generated from members, donors and family foundations while specific project costs are often covered by grants from traditional foundations.