RESTORING OUR OCEANS TO
FULL PRODUCTIVITY
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THE OCEANS ARE DYING.

We're here to help.

THE PROBLEM

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 

 
THE SOLUTION

Science shows that a minimum of

30% protection

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.

 

1,200,000

SQ. MILES OF OCEAN PROTECTED

DONATED TO OCEAN CONSERVATION

$70,000,000

78

PROJECTS FUNDED

36

SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS

39

COUNTRIES 

OUR APPROACH

DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES

200

$50

FISHERIES POLICY
& COLLABORATIONS
OCEAN PROTECTION
SCIENCE & 
COMMUNICATION
MARINE SPATIAL
PLANNING

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. 

EXPEDITIONS

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

WHERE WE WORK
GABON
COOK
ISLANDS
THE
BAHAMAS
SEYCHELLES
STORIES OF HOPE

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

Reach out now.

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

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