The Nature Conservancy Receives Gift to Advance Marine Conservation Globally
Carnival Foundation to Support the Waters It Depends Upon
June 05, 2014
Carnival Foundation is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy’s global marine protection priorities.
Carnival Foundation’s support will be directed toward identifying locations where industry and community are most dependent on marine and coastal resources - including key conservation priority sites where the company operates.
The Nature Conservancy’s work in these regions will help quantify the value of marine ecosystems and help the Conservancy develop mapping tools to guide investment decisions for conservation in the region. Additionally, support from Carnival Foundation will enable the Conservancy to significantly scale coral restoration initiatives within the Caribbean, and continue to advance important science that shows how coral reefs and other natural systems can help reduce risks to coastal communities from storms and sea level rise.
“Protecting and restoring the ocean is central to achieving The Nature Conservancy’s mission, and it is an organizational priority,” according to Lynne Hale, managing director of the marine team at The Nature Conservancy.
Hale continues, “The multiple benefits that healthy marine systems provide are essential to human well-being and economic growth. This support from Carnival Foundation will help advance important work to better understand, protect and restore these crucial systems.”
“Caring for our oceans is not only essential to the very existence of our business, but more importantly, it is the environmentally responsible thing to do,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “With support from the Carnival Foundation, we are proud to begin a new journey with The Nature Conservancy to further advance the cause of preserving and managing the health of our oceans and seas around the world."
The Nature Conservancy works across all sectors of industry and society to help advance its mission to protect the natural world, and develops relationships that best align with the mission to produce clear conservation benefits with lasting, measurable outcomes.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org