For over a decade...
our field teams have listened to the needs of our partner communities, responding in pragmatic ways to develop transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.
Our mission is urgent and critical
Our conservation models are designed to engage local communities by demonstrating that effective management improves food security and makes economic sense.
We learned that people in Velondriake, Madagascar’s first LMMA, thought that fish stocks would collapse without improved access to family planning. We also saw that we were ideally positioned to address this unmet need.
This empowers women to get involved in fisheries management, and enables coastal communities to live more healthily and sustainably with their marine environment, building resilience to climate change.
Once we’ve developed a model that works
we help communities to share their experiences and support adoption by others. We have toolkits that enable partners to replicate our models, and disseminate what we learn through our networks.
we're a unique conservation team
We’re resourceful and creative.
We have high standards and aren’t afraid to be self-critical.
We’re prepared to take risks and challenge broken paradigms.
We’re increasing our efforts to share our experiences and models with partner organisations and communities, with the aim of reaching 3 million people by 2020.