The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is our major Partner. The foundation's goals, through the use of grants, are to "improve the lives of children, enable creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth's natural systems." As of 2016, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was the 20th wealthiest foundation in the United States.
There are two universal truths about biology. First, is unity. Life evolved once: its fundamental processes and building blocks are essentially the same regardless of species or location. The second is diversity. Evolution gave rise dazzling variety: millions of species, each with a unique array of adaptations, and a myriad different local communities. At the School of Biological Sciences, we study the proximate mechanisms underlying biological systems as well as their ultimate outcomes. Our teaching and research contributes to the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature in Hong Kong and globally
The Christensen Fund envisions a bioculturally diverse world enriched and sustained by beautiful, bountiful and resilient communities, landscapes and seascapes. Its Mission is to backs the global Indigenous Peoples movement in its efforts to advance the rights and opportunities of stewards of biocultural diversity.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography, or Scripps) in La Jolla, California, founded in 1903, is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and Earth science research, public service, undergraduate and graduate training in the world. Hundreds of ocean and Earth scientists conduct research with the aid of oceanographic research vessels and shorebased laboratories. Its Old Scripps Building is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. SIO is a division of the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The public explorations center of the institution is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Since becoming part of the University of California in 1912, the institution has expanded its scope to include studies of the physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and climate of Earth.
The University of the Virgin Islands lies in the heart of the beautiful Caribbean. Although UVI is located in one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, it offers far more than just sun, sand and sea. The UVI experience is uniquely multi-cultural, international, entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. UVI provides a vital and exciting environment for educating future leaders of the global 21st century community.
CRRF does original research to acquire the knowledge needed to understand and make intelligent decisions related to conservation, climate change and resource management.
Based in the Republic of Palau, surrounded by diverse reefs of the western Pacific, CRRF has a waterfront marine research facility with lab space, accommodation and three research boats.
Their research programs are oriented towards 1) the dynamics of the marine environment as they relate to conservation decisions, 2) limits of species diversity, community distribution and biogeography, and 3) monitoring with respect to short to long-term environmental and climate changes.
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organisations and the input of more than 15,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
The goal of WCS is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 14 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the planet's biodiversity. WCS uses science to discover and understand the natural world. This knowledge helps engagement and inspires decision-makers, communities, and millions of supporters to take action to protect the wildlife and wild places we all care about. WCS scientists study what wildlife species need to thrive. With this knowledge it invests in abating threats to wildlife within these species’ most important strongholds and the corridors that connect them. WCS particularly targest iconic, wide-ranging species because of their intrinsic value and because they are vital to ecosystem health. In saving them WCS aims to protect all other biodiversity that shelters under their conservation canopy
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The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) was founded in 1947 to promote the exchange of current information on the use and management of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region. From its beginning, GCFI has endeavored to involve scientific, governmental, and commercial sectors to provide a broad perspective on relevant issues, and to encourage dialogue among groups that often operate in relative isolation from one another. For 37 years, GCFI operated as an informal association under the sponsorship of the University of Miami. In 1985, with encouragement from the University, GCFI became an independent not-for profit corporation formally dedicated to its original purposes.
Cairns Marine is Australia’s largest collector and supplier of marinelife for display in aquaria, servicing domestic retail outlets and wholesalers worldwide. Cairns Marine also provides public aquaria with a complete stocking solution for large animals, including sharks, rays and the enigmatic freshwater sawfish, as well as a bewildering array of smaller fish and invertebrates.
As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. We focus our collective expertise on emerging threats in order to generate cutting edge solutions and better strategies for implementation.
Micron21 began as the subsidiary of a larger print business that specialised in creating Australian currency. Due to the technology and confidentiality requirements of the parent business, the facility maintained dark-fibre connections and high levels of physical security.
BLUE works using a combination of top-down intervention to improve governance of our seas and bottom-up project delivery to help local communities who are at the front line of ocean conservation. BLUE’s mission is to see at least 30% of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030 and the other 70% managed in a responsible way.
Strategic interventions are:
• Securing marine protected areas to ensure the protection of at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
• Developing models of sustainable fishing proving that low-impact fishing benefits marine life, local fishers and communities.
• Restoring marine habitats to revive and protect vulnerable and threatened species and to sequester carbon.
• Tackling unsustainable fishing by highlighting poor practice and developing solutions.
• Connecting people with the sea and enhancing ocean understanding across generations.
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an informal partnership between nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
ICRI emerged out of the recognition that coral reefs and related ecosystems found in tropical and sub-tropical regions are facing serious degradation, primarily due to anthropogenic stresses. Many nations face similar threats to coral reefs and related ecosystems as well as similar management problems. ICRI’s objectives are to:
• Encourage the adoption of best practice in sustainable management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems
• Build capacity
• Raise awareness at all levels on the plight of coral reefs around the world.
ADMCF’s mission is to provide strategic funding and other support to organisations that work towards environmental health and conservation in Asia in a manner that is sustainable and sensitive to local cultures. With research as a point of departure, ADMCF is committed to the protection of marine and terrestrial biodiversity, the mitigation of climate change and to combating environmental degradation in the region. The Foundation aims to work with a diversity of partners to have a significant and sustainable impact