People have a right to healthy, sustainable livelihoods and cultural self-determination. We collaborate with local people to protect traditional economies and create new ways to safeguard the natural resources traditional economies depend on.

Conservation—It’s about the People

Blog Post | December 6, 2019 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
When recently a pod of 100 dolphins swam through Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area (MPA) off the coast of Central Vietnam, it got residents and park officials talking....

Three Things I’m Grateful for This Year

Blog Post | November 28, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Earlier this month, I was in a rural area of China, up in a mountain village whose residents—mostly small-plot farmers and proprietors of small tourist hostels—had agreed to participate...

Join the Global Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Campaign | August 5, 2019 | Domenique Zuber
Our oceans are drowning in plastic. Around the world, it suffocates sea turtles, starves seabirds, destroys marine habitat, and clogs local rivers. In fact, we’re on track to have...

Building Citizen Strength for Zero Plastic Waste in Vietnam

Blog Post | June 27, 2019 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
Seeds planted over the past decade by communities in Vietnam have now borne fruit: the nation’s leadership has announced the intent to do something about the country’s plastic trash...

More Ships, More Risks: How We’re Protecting the Arctic

Blog Post | June 11, 2019 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
As Arctic sea ice continues to diminish, more ships are traversing routes that were once death-defying feats. In the last decade, ship traffic through the Bering Strait alone has...

Mapping Carnival’s Destructive Wake

Blog Post | March 22, 2019 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Imagine: Sheer walls of blue ice wedge their way through mountains to meet the sea. Humpback whales rise to the surface to feed on gulps of herring and krill....