About the Global Marine Initiative
Although once considered a limitless and inexhaustible resource, the oceans of the world are increasingly in jeopardy. The cycle of influence between land and sea is delicate, and human activities are taking a heavy toll on the health of all ocean systems, from marshes and mangroves to reefs and the deepest reaches. In response, The Nature Conservancy has launched the Global Marine Initiative to link land and sea conservation in an effort to protect the rich array of plant and animal life and safeguard the tremendous benefits the oceans provide.
About Our Partners
Partnerships are extremely important to The Nature Conservancy. As ecosystem-based management and marine spatial planning require coordination across government agencies, academic institutions, private industries and nonprofit organizations, it is our intention to build lasting partnerships to ensure that together we make the right decisions for our conservation resources. For more information about the work of our marine planning partners, please refer to their websites listed below.
|The Nature Conservancy — Global Marine Initiative|
|EBM Tools Network|
|Ecotrust — Marine Planning|
|NOAA — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|Sea Around Us Project|
|The University of Queensland — Marxan|