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EditPhoto Title:Center for Oceans
EditPhoto Description:Conservation International envisions healthy oceans benefiting all life on Earth in perpetuity.
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EditImage Description:CI’s Gam team installing a manta ID camera. Each manta ray has a unique spot pattern on its belly, which makes it possible to identify individuals. © Shawn Heinrichs
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We all need healthy coral reefs, productive fisheries and intact coastlines, but our growing demands on the ocean's resources are too much for the ocean to handle.

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EditBox Heading:Explore the ocean
EditText Paragraph 1:The Center for Oceans develops global solutions to keep our oceans healthy and to inform global decision-making. Explore our solutions for advancing healthy and productive oceans.
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    Building on more than a decade of experience working with businesses, governments and communities, the Center for Oceans connects local action and global impact through sound strategies, alliances, learning communities and proven tools. Our long-term goal: to conserve marine biodiversity and ecosystems to safeguard ecological, social and economic benefits for people and nature — because people need healthy oceans to thrive.​

    BLUE NATURE

    Safeguard the Ocean Places Most Important for People

    We work with governments, communities, civil society and businesses to manage large ocean areas in an integrated manner, balancing the ways that people interact with nature — from food production and resource extraction, to tourism and culture.

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    Edit Title:Connected Oceans
    Edit Text: In 20 countries and hand-in-hand with communities and governments, we are advancing new models for place-based integrated ocean management, such as Seascapes and large-scale Marine Protected Areas.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: A young woman explores a seagrass bed in Honduras.
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    Edit Title:Policy + Governance
    Edit Text: We are developing and applying science-based tools, such as the Ocean Health Index, to embed conservation into public and private decisions at local, national, regional and international levels.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: CI Hawaii launched its Ocean Health Index at the World Oceans Day Celebration at Ko Olina on June 10, 2018.
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    Edit Title:Blue Economies
    Edit Text: We are unlocking economic benefits for people by catalyzing sustainable ocean enterprises, leveraging the power of ocean industries to influence change, and accounting for the value of the ocean “capital.”
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Bottles of virgin coconut oil made by the indigenous Papuan community in the Fam Islands, Indonesia.
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    BLUE PRODUCTION

    Secure Foods and Livelihoods

    Our fisheries and aquaculture experts are protecting biodiversity and improving community well-being by implementing solutions built on partnerships and ocean-to-plate investments.

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    Edit Title:Tuna Initiative
    Edit Text: We are working in the world’s largest fishery, Pacific tuna, to eliminate illegal fishing, deliver increased returns to local communities, and ensure sustainability through better regulations.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Bluefin tuna.
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    Edit Title:Coastal Community Fisheries
    Edit Text: We are scaling proven approaches across 25 often forgotten coastal fisheries in 13 countries to ensure they are environmentally sustainable and support local livelihoods.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Dried fish in bamboo baskets at street market in Luang Prabang, Laos.
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    Edit Title:Clean Aquaculture
    Edit Text: We are transforming the development pathway for aquaculture, ensuring that this sector can grow sustainably.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Freediving for reef fish off the coast of Brazil.
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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BLUE CLIMATE

    Mitigate Carbon Emissions and Adapt to Climate Change Impacts

    To maximize the dual benefits of coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation and adaptation, we focus on integrated solutions that achieve multiple benefits, such as protecting coastlines from storms while safeguarding biodiversity.

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    Edit Title:Climate Adaptation
    Edit Text: We are accelerating the adoption of ecosystem-based blue climate solutions and building the adaptive capacity in communities to climate change impacts.
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    Edit Title:Climate Mitigation
    Edit Text: We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing long-term carbon storage through protection, restoration and management of coastal habitats in countries with the biggest stores of blue carbon including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, and the Philippines.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Tsunami coastal rehabilitation and local economic recovery through mangrove replanting project.
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    Edit Title:Carbon Finance
    Edit Text: We are providing functional examples of blue carbon-based finance, coastal management, and policy to unlock funding and finance through international and multilateral mechanisms for carbon financing, such as market offsets.
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    Edit Photo Alt Text: Members of the indigenous Papuan community in the Fam Islands, Indonesia.
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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OUR EXPERTS

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    More of Our Work Links

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    EditImage Alt Text:Aerial view, Belo-sur-Mer. © Olivier Langrand
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    EditImage Alt Text:Night falls over Rio de Janeiro. © Nikada
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    EditImage Alt Text:Two Tilapia fishes in hands of fisherman, Ecuador. © Kseniya Ragozina
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