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Did you know that every second breath you take comes from the ocean? Even on land, it’s our life support system. Today, only 4.8% of the ocean is protected, which means that human-caused problems like overfishing and pollution can have a big impact on whales, sea turtles, and other marine life around the world. That’s where we come in!

At Marine Conservation Institute, we’ve worked hard to protect the ocean for over twenty years. Our team uses the latest scientific research to identify important ocean places and advocate for their protection. With our unique and global Blue Park Award initiative, we celebrate the world’s best ocean protection. Blue Parks ensure that protected areas are working to save marine life and our oceans! The goal is to reach the target of 30% protection by 2030. This initiative channels the same inspirational energy that gets us so excited about Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday showcases groups that are making the world a better place. As a small non-profit focused on our immense ocean, every donation we get makes a big difference. In addition to Giving Tuesday, our friends at Patagonia have agreed to double every donation made to Marine Conservation Institute during the month of December. Together, we can save our ocean and help marine life thrive for future generations!

To support us this Giving Tuesday, click here and have your gift matched by Patagonia – and they pay the fees!

Marine Conservation Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax-deductible.

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