Well-enforced marine protected areas (MPAs) and fisheries are one of the best conservation tools we have to protect our oceans. Unfortunately, nearly 60 percent of designated MPAs lack the resources needed to provide real protection for ecosystems and wildlife.
Ambitious Goals for Large-Scale Impact
WildAid Marine is working hard to make the promise of marine protection real. Over the next five years, our goal is to enroll 250 marine areas in our BLUEPRINT for Marine Protection™ to improve enforcement and achieve meaningful marine conservation at scale.
Where We Work
Home to the Atlantic’s First Shark Sanctuary The Bahamas created the first shark sanctuary in the Atlantic Ocean in 2011. Over 40 shark species reside in its 630,000 km2 marine area, making it the shark diving capital of the world. Its vibrant waters support one...
Home to the Largest Remaining Population of Oceanic Mantas The eastern shores of Ecuador’s Pacific coast harbor five species of sea turtles, 20 species of whales and dolphins, hammerhead and whale sharks, and the largest remaining population of oceanic manta rays in the world. 87,000...
Protecting Africa’s Last Eden Gabon’s waters are home to the world’s largest nesting population of leatherback sea turtles, critically endangered humpback dolphins, humpback whale calving grounds, and over 60 species of sharks and rays. Legal fisheries contribute $1.3 billion to the Gabonese economy, which is...
Home to the Densest Shark Population in the World Located off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are home to nearly 3,000 marine species; 20% of these are found nowhere else on earth. Its rich marine ecosystems support the concentration and reproduction of various...
The Jewel of Raja Ampat’s Coral Reefs Misool Marine Reserve is situated in the heart of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, which is home to 75% of the world’s known coral species and close to 1,500 species of fish. The reefs also provide sanctuary for manta rays...
Protecting Palau’s Coral Reefs, One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World Palau’s coral reefs, part of the Coral Triangle, have been named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. They boast more than 500 species of corals, 1,300 species of reef...
Home to Some of East Africa’s Most Diverse Coral Reefs The Pemba Channel in Tanzania is home to key sea turtle nesting sites, numerous endangered species including sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks, and some of East Africa’s most diverse coral reefs. It’s home to IUCN...
Protecting the Yucatan Peninsula’s Sustainable Fisheries, a Mexican Treasure The Yucatán Peninsula, which separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, boasts a variety of rich and productive ecosystems, including coastal lagoons, mangrove forests, and pristine coral reefs. The region supports countless birds, four...
BLUEPRINT for Marine Protection™
WildAid Marine empowers local partners to build complete Marine Protection Systems that strengthen enforcement of laws and regulations, deter illegal fishing, allow wildlife to recover, and improve economic opportunity for their communities.
We Support Our Partners through Access to:
Enforcement Expertise and Mentorship
Technical Training and Capacity Building
High & Low-Tech Tools
A Network of Partners and Peers
Our partners are committed to strengthening protection of our oceans.
Get in touch to learn more about how your organization can partner with WildAid Marine.