THE OCEANS ARE DYING.
We're here to help.
66% of the world's seafood is overfished.
UN Food and Agricultural Organization 2015
The world has lost roughly 50% of its coral reefs in the last 30 years.
World Economic Forum 2016
It is predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Science shows that a minimum of
of ocean habitats is necessary to allow ecosystems to recover.
University of York, 2017
The choice between economy and environment is a false one, systems work when it is economy AND environment.
"Overfishing is the biggest fixable problem of our time...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
HOW WE HELP
Given the rapid decline of marine resources, the Mission of the Waitt Foundation is to help governments improve livelihoods by implementing sustainable oceans plans that accomplish mutually agreed upon conservation goals. We do this through direct government partnerships. Our objective is to assist the growth of sustainable Blue Economies through Marine Reserves and Marine Spatial Planning.
SQ. MILES OF OCEAN PROTECTED
DONATED TO OCEAN CONSERVATION
We partner with governments across the globe to help them achieve their own ocean prosperity & sustainability goals.
We support innovative ocean conservation through grants big and small.
We perform and fund cutting edge research and have an open source policy with all of our data.
WHERE WE WORK
STORIES OF HOPE
Are you a representative of a country or government who needs help protecting your ocean resources?
Reach out now.