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FEATURED PICTURE: The Marine Biology class at the College of the Atlantic—pictured here collecting sea stars during an intertidal field trip—voted Marine Conservation Institute as their top choice for a class donation to a marine conservation nonprofit. Marine Conservation Institute is grateful to receive financial support from donors from all walks of life—from international foundations…

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Marine Conservation Institute has been on a decade long quest to answer two simple questions: ‘How much of the ocean is protected by marine protected areas? And how effective is that protection?’ Dive into our latest version of the Marine Protection Atlas to browse for answers! Why the World Needs an Independent Marine Protected Area…

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We sat down (virtually) with renowned photographer, filmmaker, and conservationist Ian Shive to chat about hope, wild places, and his upcoming book, Refuge. Among other adventures, the book captures the extraordinary marine life in the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument—the protection of which Marine Conservation Institute fought for nearly a decade.

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