• 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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  • Protecting 30% of our blue planet by 2030

    Efforts by aquariums, zoos, museums and others to help ocean animals like this sea turtle just got a big boost with today’s announcement of a new national goal to protect at least 30% of U.S. lands and ocean by 2030! The Ocean Project applauds President Biden’s action today to establish a national goal of protecting […]

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  • Another Awareness Day? Why they are worth all of that energy!

    By Amy Niedbalski Director, Conservation Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) Saint Louis Zoo Like many organizations, the Saint Louis Zoo hosts approximately 20 to 30 “awareness days” annually (albeit, virtually in 2020). Some of these include, International Vulture Awareness Day, Pollinator Awareness Week, International Tiger Day, World Tomistoma Day, and of course, World Oceans Day! […]

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  • New Report: Looking Back while Planning Ahead

    Hot off the press: Looking Back while Planning Ahead – A summary of efforts and opportunities to engage the public and advance conservation As we enter a time of expanded collaboration for a more equitable and sustainable society and a healthier blue planet, The Ocean Project team wanted to summarize the successes and lessons learned […]

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  • Global Action for Our Ocean!

    The worldwide movement for a sustainable society and a healthy blue planet continued to grow for World Oceans Day 2020 in spite of the global pandemic. Thanks to the involvement of diverse partners, sponsors, youth, and other leaders, this year we helped to activate, connect, and demonstrate global action for our shared ocean with a […]

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  • President Trump’s Actions Threaten Protection of America’s Ocean Treasures

    Yesterday President Trump signed an Executive Order allowing commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. This Monument, much like our National Parks, was created as a lasting legacy for current and future generations of Americans. This is part of a pattern of eliminating environmental protections while the Nation’s attention is elsewhere. […]

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  • Statement of Solidarity

    (Image thanks to Haley Weaver @haleydrewthis) Black lives matter – we commit to listening, learning, supporting, and action. The Ocean Project will not sit idly by. Racial and social justice is foundational to everything. As we collaborate to protect and restore our shared blue planet and its diversity of life for current and future generations, […]

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  • Effective visitor engagement during the current crisis

    As efforts continue to cope with the current crisis, we have been impressed by some of the innovative ways our aquarium and zoo partners have continued to engage their audiences and advance their efforts.  We recently reached out to many of you and asked what is working well, and the following post contains many of […]

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