This year marks the 10th anniversary of Global Ocean Legacy, a project of Pew and its partners to protect the world’s ocean for future generations. Through its collaboration with local communities, governments, and scientists, over the past decade Global Ocean Legacy has helped secure commitments to create nine spectacular marine parks that will protect more than 6.5 million square kilometers of ocean—an area two-thirds the size of the United States.
Global Ocean Legacy was inspired by President George W. Bush’s designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in 2006, which at the time was the largest marine reserve in the world. Today, the marine conservation effort has grown to include significant achievements such as President Barack Obama’s recent expansion of Papahānaumokuākea, which quadrupled the size of the monument, as well as new designations for the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts by the United States, and the implementation of the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve by the United Kingdom.
We invite individuals and organizations to partner with us to advance this effort and more together.
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Partnering with Pew affords donors access to experts, infrastructure, and experience, and a close view of advocacy efforts at the state, federal, and international levels. Pew follows a meticulous planning and development process that relies on extensive research to frame issues and identify the most effective course of action to achieve our goals. We work hand-in-hand with donors as we conceive and execute projects. We invite you to join us.
I am humbled and delighted to be able to join forces with Pew to tackle urgent marine conservation issues. These issues require many hands on many oars, and I am more than happy to take up one of them. Carmen Lee, supporter of Global Penguin Conservation
Q and A: Partnering with Pew
Sally O’Brien, Senior Vice President for Philanthropic Partnerships, discusses opportunities for investing and collaborating with Pew.
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Learn more about Global Ocean Legacy’s collaborative effort to establish protected marine parks.
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