We are a social enterprise managing for governments a federation of Marine Protected Areas, regenerating 1,000,000 ha of high-biodiversity coral reefs, protecting 40 endangered species and improving the livelihoods of >20,000 coastal community members.
We believe a new model for marine conservation must emerge — one that challenges the status quo. We believe in business as a force for good — social enterprise built on sound entrepreneurial and sustainability principles to manage Marine Protected Areas, conserve marine biodiversity and better the lives of local communities.
Our conservation model is founded on indispensable pillars; adequate up-front and early stage working capital for the establishment of sustainable Marine Protected Areas; innovative co-management agreements between with government, well embedded local community partners and ourselves; progressive independence from donors by creating tangible revenue streams that are reinvested directly back into each Marine Protected Area; performance-oriented management focus on sustainable financing, conservation strategy execution and revenue development.
We work in four fundamental fields of operation; community development through employment, micro-enterprise development and empowerment; Wildlife monitoring and conservation through robust science; revenue stream development through sustainable eco-tourism, blue-carbon and responsible aquaculture; and compliance through patrolling, community engagement and awareness campaigns.