• Kicking off the New Year with a 30×30 Progress Update with Dr. Enric Sala and Craig Hoover

    On this special edition of the First Friday Webinar Series, held on Friday, January 7, we welcomed special guests Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Craig Hoover, Executive Vice President of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, for an update and discussion of 30×30. During the webinar, Enric reflects back on a presentation he made […]

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  • How to leverage your commitment and encourage support for “America the Beautiful” and 30×30

    The First Friday Webinar for December featured a discussion of the ways that zoos, aquariums and museums can continue to build support for the goal of 30×30 as envisioned under the America the Beautiful initiative. Last month, more than 180 zoos, aquariums and museums representing all 50 states joined with AZA, AAM and ASTC in […]

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  • 180 zoos, aquariums, and museums from all 50 states sign in support of 30×30 and America the Beautiful

    In an unprecedented show of support for conservation, more than 180 zoos, aquariums and museums (ZAMs) from communities in all 50 states recently signed on to a letter of support for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, and specifically the incorporated commitment to protect 30% of nature – lands, waters and ocean – by 2030 […]

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  • Photo thanks to Jordan Robins

    Speak for the fish!

    Photo thanks to Jordan Robins The Lorax spoke for the trees, but who will speak for the fish? Our shared ocean, its life and its vast resources are put in the hands of our government for all people. It is no one’s private property but a commons that the government, and all of us, need […]

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  • Philadelphia Zoo’s new video shows how to have “big time” success with 30×30

    In this 3-minute video blog, the staff from the Philadelphia Zoo provide an exciting example of how zoos, aquariums and museums are successfully incorporating 30×30 messaging into their outreach. It’s an excellent example of how a conservation ask can be easily and effectively brought into any type of exhibit in a way that visitors appreciate […]

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  • The Climate Crisis, COP26, and the Zoo, Aquarium and Museum Community

    The First Friday Webinar for November featured a timely talk as COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow continues. The discussion included the intersection between the climate, biodiversity and the pandemic and the importance of nature conservation, as well as what the zoo, aquarium and museum community can do to help. Also included was […]

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  • World Ocean Day 2021 Annual Report recently released

    World Ocean Day unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our blue planet. With thanks to all organizations from all sectors that got involved, our Supporting Partners, and the Youth Advisory Council, this year’s activities engaged thousands of organizations and millions of people both online and onsite in 140 countries! The annual Conservation Action Focus spread the […]

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  • Engaging on policy issues: Good for your organization, and good for conservation

    Many zoos, aquariums, and museums have been actively engaged for many years on educating and informing their elected officials. Many more could be, and The Ocean Project encourages all to do so, to help advance your conservation mission. As a reminder, the public opinion research as well as the application of that research in pilot […]

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  • Healthy fish and sustainable fisheries

    Science-based fisheries for healthy, productive, and resilient marine ecosystems, now and for future generations

    “All management should be for the generation coming, not for the generation that’s here today. If all you can think about is your own next year’s payments instead of what your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have, then your grandchildren will have nothing to worry about: There won’t be anything left.” — Clem Tillion, pioneering leader […]

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  • World Ocean Day 2021

    Protecting 30% of our blue planet for a healthy ocean and climate World Ocean Day belongs to all groups, collectively everywhere.  We look forward to collaborating with you in 2021, and beyond, to help create a healthy ocean, a healthy climate, and a better future – together! World Ocean Day helps unite the world to […]

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