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World Oceans Day 2015: On a Path to Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Happy World Oceans Day from Marine Conservation Institute! World Oceans Day, held every June 8th and recognized by the United Nations, is a day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize to support efforts to safeguard our oceans. This year the theme is healthy oceans, healthy planet – appropriate for … Continue reading World Oceans Day 2015: On a Path to Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Helping to Save the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the three most endangered seals on earth and is the only marine mammal found entirely within US waters. With a declining population of only 900 to 1,100 individuals, robust and well-funded recovery efforts are vital to the seals’ continued existence. Marine Conservation Institute started our work to protect … Continue reading Helping to Save the Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

GLORES Partner Spotlight: Gill, Ultra-Technical Marine Clothing

If you know anything about hard-core sailboat racing, you know about Gill. They have ultra- technical marine clothing and “foulies” (foul weather gear) that are known to keep you warm and dry even in the coldest and wettest conditions. They also offer clothing for more tame sailing and boating endeavors. Gill was one of the … Continue reading GLORES Partner Spotlight: Gill, Ultra-Technical Marine Clothing

National Oceans Month, June 2015!

President Barack Obama has proclaimed June 2015 as National Oceans Month! In his statement the President calls upon Americans to take action to protect, conserve and restore our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes.  As an organization dedicated to securing strong, permanent protection for our oceans’ most important places, Marine Conservation Institute is thrilled with the … Continue reading National Oceans Month, June 2015!

Visualizing Marine Protected Areas

MPAtlas brings global protection to your fingertips

Recent updates to MPAtlas make finding the status of your favorite marine protected areas easy. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are simple yet highly effective marine management tools that offer some of the highest marine conservation gains.  MPAtlas, the world’s most comprehensive online marine protected area database, is dedicated to providing a user friendly and informative … Continue reading Visualizing Marine Protected Areas

Developing the Map to Save the Seas; Coming to You in 3-D!

The global ocean is a big place, covering nearly 71% of our planet, and is essential to life on earth. From providing the oxygen we breathe to regulating the climate we need to survive, healthy oceans are critical to the future of humankind. Yet humans know more about the moon than we do about our … Continue reading Developing the Map to Save the Seas; Coming to You in 3-D!

2014 Annual Report Released

I am excited to announce the release of Marine Conservation Institute’s 2014 Annual Report! From playing a key role in convincing President Barack Obama to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, to driving strong forward momentum with our Global Ocean Refuge System initiative to a multitude of other conservation successes, 2014 will be a … Continue reading 2014 Annual Report Released

Healthy Oceans: Capitol Hill Day

150 Ocean Advocates from Blue Vision Summit Meet with 163 House and Senate Offices and Members to Talk About Vital Ocean Issues

The fifth Blue Vision Summit took place this week in Washington, DC, bringing in hundreds of grassroots ocean activists from all across the United States. The Summit began on Monday night with a panel that featured Ralph Nader and Congressman Sam Farr, followed by explorers Fabien Cousteau and Paul Rose, all of whom spoke of the importance of our oceans, … Continue reading Healthy Oceans: Capitol Hill Day

Twelve Passionate Leaders

Update on the Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

What do you get when you have a group of passionate leaders in one room with an epic view of the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline? A renewed and inspired focus towards urgently needed conservation efforts to recover our oceans. Last weekend Marine Conservation Institute’s Board of Directors met at the Bullitt … Continue reading Twelve Passionate Leaders

The Conservation Effort that is Saving our Seas

Recent Developments in Marine Protected Areas

During the last few years there has been a remarkable increase in the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) around the globe. While this growth has brought celebrations and excitement to the marine conservation community, skepticism exists over whether the scramble to reach the Convention of Biological Diversity’s target to protect 10% of marine and … Continue reading The Conservation Effort that is Saving our Seas