Ocean Charity Organizations
OCEAN CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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Turtles drowning slowly in plastic. Whales starving to death because plastic garbage has blocked their stomachs. Greenpeace and our supporters are fighting against the big polluters that pump huge volumes of throwaway plastic into our environment. This must stop. Become a monthly donor today and fight this plastic disaster.
. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sea Shepherd aims to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. They 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.
Coral Reef Alliance
Working with people around the world—from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians—the Coral Reef Alliance protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystem. We lead holistic conservation programs that improve coral reef health and resilience and are replicated across the globe.
Coral Restoration Foundation
This foundation works to restore our coral reefs, educating others on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitoring techniques. They are dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species, allowing them to take the lead in innovative nursery and restoration techniques that are implemented worldwide.
Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. This non-profit gets a lot done the hard way....by changing policy and regulations. They make lasting change happen.
This non-profit is working hard to see that the ocean's most extraordinary places are preserved for future generations to use and enjoy. They use sound, science-based decisions that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions, and strive to create a healthy ocean where life continues to nurture and sustain all of us, regardless of where we live.
Project AWARE Foundation
Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy aims to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Every acre they protect, every river mile restored, every species brought back from the brink, begins with us. They are probably one of the oldest, most know, and respected conservation organization.
. World Wildlife Fund
WWF has been protecting the future of nature for 50 years. They are the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries and supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature
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.
OceanWatch Australia is a national not-for-profit environmental company that works to advance sustainability in the Australian seafood industry. Since 1989 OceanWatch Australia has worked with the seafood industry and the community to achive our vision of ensuring Australia's marine environment is healthy, productive, valued and used in a responsible way.
Ocean Conservation Trust
The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global Ocean conservation charity acting now towards our vision of a healthy Ocean.
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Ocean Conservation Trust Registered Charity Number: 1032491
Ocean Legacy Foundation
The Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF) is a Canadian based non-profit organization that was founded in 2013 with the goal to end ocean plastic waste. The foundation is led by co-founders Chloe Dubois and James Middleton and is supported by a board of directors, technical advisory committee and hundreds of volunteers worldwide.
As an internationally recognized leader in plastic pollution response, OLF has rebranded their dynamic approach and solution-based platform in combatting plastic pollution.
Turtle Island Restoration Network
The genesis of Turtle Island Restoration Network began when, in 1987, young biologist and wildlife activist Todd Steiner traveled to Nicaragua to learn more about a cutting-edge sea turtle conservation program that sought to engage local coastal communities in long-term preservation efforts to save sea turtles.
In Nicaragua, Steiner found a group of dedicated biologists and community activists camped on one of the world’s most important olive ridley nesting beaches. These environmentalists were living under a tarp and working with almost no resources or access to the larger international conservation community.
Programs now span the globe from the coastal waters of the Galapagos Islands to the sandy beaches of Galveston, Texas and include projects to protect sharks, marine mammals, and seabirds from a myriad of threats from industrial overfishing, destruction of coastal and riverine habitat, and the threat of climate change from fossil fuel projects. Each gives the public a chance to get involved in efforts to protect our blue-green planet.
The Turtle Survival Alliance
Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) was formed in 2001 as an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnership for sustainable captive management of freshwater turtles and tortoises, and initially designated a Task Force of the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. The TSA arose in response to the rampant and unsustainable harvest of Asian turtle populations to supply Chinese markets, the Asian Turtle Crisis.
In the past 13 years, TSA secured nonprofit 501(c)(3) status (2005) and has centralized its base operations in South Carolina by opening the Turtle Survival Center (2013). The Turtle Survival Center, which now has AZA certification (2018), is home to a collection of more than 700 turtles and tortoises, representing 30 of the world’s critically endangered species. The TSA has also grown internationally, with significant field projects or programs in Madagascar, Myanmar and India, and additional projects in Belize, Colombia, and throughout Asia.