A Network Of Marine Protected Areas In Bird’s Head Seascape, Papua
Located near Bird's Head Peninsula in New Guinea, Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands. This grant will support the creation and management of two new reserves in an area considered the global epicenter of marine biodiversity.
LDF grantee Water Defense provides high-quality water testing in areas experiencing a water quality crisis. The testing data is then made available to local citizens whose drinking water has been affected.
Global Fishing Watch: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to end illegal fishing and guide sustainable fisheries
Global Fishing Watch, a project of Google, SkyTruth, and LDF grantee Oceana, is tapping into GPS and satellite technology to combat IUU fishing occurring throughout the world.
Establishing A Community Trust For The Marae Moana Marine Park, Cook Islands
Through our philanthropic collaborative Oceans 5, the Marae Moana Establishment Trust worked with government officials to enact legislation establishing the Marae Moana marine park to protect their waters from commercial exploitation.
Protecting Sea Mammals from Drift Gillnets, California
For whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, sea turtles and sharks, drift gillnets used to catch swordfish are 200-foot high “walls of death" that indiscriminately destroy the balance of life off the coast of California. With Oceana, this project seeks to ban this practice.
Recovery of Steller Sea Lions
Supported by Oceana, this project is working to ensure the recovery of the steller sea lion population in Alaska through responsible fisheries management practices that ensure sustainable catch for this endangered species.
Global Partnership For Sharks And Rays
GPSR is a philanthropic collaboration focused on halting the overexploitation of the world’s sharks and rays, reversing declines, restoring populations, and preventing extinctions.
This project aims to create public buy-in for the expansion of the Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere reserve by leveraging key relationships with members of the Mexican government and through the production of a national outreach campaign.
'Necklace’ of Arctic Marine Protected Areas
As Arctic sea ice retreats, offshore oil development, fishing, shipping and other industries are moving in to sensitive ecosystems. This NRDC-led project is establishing a robust system of marine protected areas throughout the circumpolar Arctic.
Replenishing Coral Reefs in the Pacific Ocean
An innovative project on the island of Tetiaroa in the South Pacific to develop reef rebuilding and replenishing systems, helping to ensure the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of climate change and ocean acidification.
Expedition to the Last Pristine Marine Areas
A 3-year commitment to support National Geographic Society’s ocean conservation project ‘Pristine Seas’ led by Marine Biologist and explorer in residence Dr. Enric Sala, which will help finance ten new expeditions to pristine marine areas, including the Galapagos.
Securing Chilean Waters for Sharks
Supported by Oceana, major progress was made towards securing 400,000 km of no-take marine protected areas near the Juan Fernándaz and Desaventuradas Islands off the coast of Chile, dramatically increase protected waters from 0.03% to more than 15%.
No Oil Drilling in the American Arctic
Oceana is working to obtain deferrals for 10,000 square miles of important ecological areas in the Arctic Ocean. Last year, Oceana and its allies prevented oil companies from drilling off the north coast of Alaska, setting a critical conservation precedent.
Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles Mission
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation led investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.
Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.Explore Our Programs