Saturday, September 24, 2016

$48 Million Grants to Expand Marine Protected Areas

C. Coimbra photo

The Waitt Foundation along with the  Wildlife Conservation Society, the Blue Moon Fund, and the Global Environment Facility, recently announced a combined $48-million investment to expand the world’s marine protected areas.

From the Waitt Foundation website:

The Waitt Foundation, a grant making organization, has invested over $60 million in various ocean conservation initiatives. Primarily focused on the creation of the national parks of the sea, WF is currently engaged in projects to create over 15 million square kilometers of marine protected areas around the world.

Our Mission
Restoring our oceans to full productivity.

Our Vision
Given the rapid decline of marine resources, the mission of the Waitt Foundation is to protect and restore ocean health.  The Foundation funds initiatives globally with a focus on marine protected areas and sustainable fishing policy and practice.  We provide grants, technical assistance, strategic advice, and support innovative ocean science.  For maximum impact, we partner with unique coalitions of governments, funders, NGO, academics, and businesses.

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