RESTORING OUR OCEANS TO FULL PRODUCTIVITY

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OUR WORK
 

We partner with governments to help them improve livelihoods and protect ocean resources by implementing sustainable ocean plans.

THE PROBLEM
THE OCEANS ARE DYING.

66% of the world's seafood is overfished.

 UN Food and Agricultural Organization 2015

                                            

By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.​

 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres 

50% of the worlds'

coral reefs have been lost in the last 30 years.

 World Economic Forum 2016       

...yet less than 4% of the ocean is protected

The Solution
PROTECT  30% OF THE WORLDS' OCEANS

Science shows that protecting at least 30% 

of the ocean is critical for recovery    

-University of York, 2017

                                            

There is no choice of economy or environment, systems work when decisions are made for the economy AND

the environment.

"No one person, no one entity can save the oceans, but if we work together, we pool our resources, this is a problem we can fix."

 -Ted Waitt, Founder & Chairman of Waitt Foundation

OVERFISHING REMAINS THE BIGGEST FIXABLE THREAT OF OUR TIME
HOW We Help

  Our objective is to assist the growth of sustainable Blue Economies through Marine Reserves and Marine Spatial Planning.

1,200,000

SQ. MILES OF OCEAN PROTECTED

$70,000,000

DONATED TO OCEAN CONSERVATION

78

PROJECTS FUNDED

36

SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS

78

COUNTRIES

GOVERNMENT
PARTNERSHIPS

We partner with governments across the globe to help them achieve their own ocean prosperity & sustainability goals.

GRANTS & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We support innovative ocean conservation through grants big and small. 

SCIENTIFIC

EXPEDITIONS

We perform and fund cutting edge research and have an open source policy with all of our data.

FISHERIES POLICY
& COLLABORATIONS
OCEAN PROTECTION
SCIENCE & 
COMMUNICATION
MARINE SPATIAL
PLANNING
GET IN TOUCH

Are you a representative of a country or government who needs help protecting your ocean resources? Reach out now.

GET INVOLVED
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La Jolla, California |  info@waittfoundation.org |  (858) 551-4443

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