Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks (RAT)
This project will support completion of a Rapid Assessment Toolkit for sharks that will collate simplified solutions to empower fisheries management authorities to improve basic understanding of shark and ray populations and stock health
Improving the Conservation Status of Threatened Shark and Ray Species in the South Western Indian Ocean Region
This grant will support a WCS project designed to improve the conservation of threatened shark and ray species in Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya through a mix of policy initiatives and field-based conservation in priority sites.
Enhancing Elasmobranch Conservation through the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Funds awarded to The Ocean Foundation will allow Shark Advocates International (SAI) and its partners to produce and publicize an expert report that documents Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
eDNA: A New Way to Assess Sharks for Conservation
This grant will support the investigation of a new approach, environmental DNA (eDNA), for rapidly and easily assessing shark populations.
Building Capacity for Long-Term Shark Conservation in Myanmar
This grant to Fauna & Flora International will be used to support efforts by the Government of Myanmar to improve the conservation and management of sharks and rays.
Carbon Cycle Institute: Advancing Carbon Cycle Solutions Across California
LDF grantee Carbon Cycle Institute works to advance carbon cycle solutions across California such as working models of alternative practices, technologies and economic value chains that can produce food, fiber, and flora in ways that improve the environment and are climate- and carbon-beneficial.
Founded and led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, Pristine Seas is an exploration, research, and media project aimed at supporting the United Nations’ target of 10 percent of the ocean protected by 2020.
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
LDF is proud to support the SWCC in its efforts to catalyze grassroots opposition against deleterious pipeline projects, to build stewards for this pristine watershed ecosystem, and to cultivate a sustainable future for all its residents.
Ten Strands: Environmental Literacy for All California Students
LDF grantee Ten Strands will implement a model pilot program for leveraged change and capacity building in California to influence more than 350,000 public school students in grades K to 12, with a focus on L.A. County public schools.
First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance
Wishtoyo Foundation has created the First Nations Ecological Conservation Alliance to leverage the knowledge and vested interests of all First Nations Peoples in order to increase their collective ability to protect the health and longevity of the cultural and natural resources all people depend on.
Vanga Blue Forests
Mikoko Pamoja is the world’s first community-based mangrove conservation project to be funded by the sale of carbon credits in Gazi Bay, Kenya.
Surfrider Foundation: California Ocean Plastic Pollution Campaign
Surfrider Foundation works nationwide to protect our oceans, beaches, and waves, and LDF is proud to support their efforts in protecting our oceans from plastic pollution.
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