Sea Goldie (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) group swimming over coral reef, Maldives.
© Yasuaki Kagii/Nature Production/Minden Pictures
CI's Global Marine Division is dedicated to improving ocean health at a global scale.
We work with over 150 partners around the globe, leveraging a collaborative network of partnerships at every level; including fostering opportunity and education at the local level. We work to develop sound science to prove the links between healthy oceans and thriving people, communities and societies.
In collaboration with many partners, CI Marine has acheived many inspiring outcomes, including:
Supporting the creation of 46 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) since 2004. These areas cover 64 million hectares (more than 247,000 square miles, or one-and-a-half times the size of California).
Catalyzing development of three Seascapes designed to coordinate multiple programs toward a unified marine management goal at a broad scale; our first three Seascapes are:
Contributing to the development of the Coral Triangle Initiative, Pacific Oceanscape, and Phoenix Islands Protected Area.
Coordinating the work of 150 partners in the three Seascapes.
Pioneering The Great Turtle Race (2006 + 2008) to rally ocean conservation worldwide.