Oceans provide half of the oxygen we breathe, food and livelihoods for millions around the globe, medicines to treat disease and support for our thriving coastal economies. And we look to the oceans to provide even more; new economic opportunities, sustainable seafood, and coastal habitats that reduce our risk from coastal storms and flooding. Balancing these growing demands on ocean sustainably is one of the greatest conservation challenges we face.
Our scientists and policy experts focus on coastal waters where development and use pressures are greatest and where people are most dependent upon the oceans. 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.
Join us in celebrating all that the oceans provide and the science-based strategies that will help ensure healthy and productive oceans.
Developing approaches that promote stable supplies of seafood, secure livelihoods for fishing communities and marine conservation.
Coastal restoration supports marine life, local economies, and provides a natural barrier to storms.
Approach and mapping tools for coastal planners, helping people and nature adapt to sea level rise and other coastal hazards.