Our Work

Ambitious Goals for Large-Scale Impact

Well-enforced marine protected areas (MPAs) 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.

WildAid Marine is working hard to make the promise of MPAs real. Over the next five years, our goal is to enroll 250 MPAs in our BLUEPRINT™ for MPA Success to improve enforcement and achieve meaningful marine protection at scale.

Where We Work

The Bahamas

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...

Coastal Ecuador

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...

Gabon

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...

Galapagos

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...

Indonesia

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...

Palau

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...

Tanzania

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...

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Our BLUEPRINT™ for Marine Protected Area Success

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

Philanthropic Funding

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.