About Ocean Conservancy

You Can't Have a Healthy Planet
Without a Healthy Ocean

Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.

Our goal is to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet. We educate and empower people to defend not only the ocean and its wildlife, but also the millions who earn their living from the ocean.

We are a voice for the ocean.

Ocean Conservancy mobilizes citizen advocates to facilitate change and protect the ocean for future generations.

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We advocate for science.

Ocean Conservancy champions research and monitoring efforts that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.

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We build on a foundation of success.

Ocean Conservancy has been working for more than four decades to ensure the health of the ocean’s valuable natural resources.

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We collaborate with partners.

Ocean Conservancy partners with unexpected allies to develop cross-cutting solutions that lead to lasting change.

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We focus on people.

Ocean Conservancy is committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation.

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We bring volunteers together.

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up waterways and the ocean. 

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The Facts

144,606,491 Pounds of trash removed from beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup over 25 years.
2,300,000 Estimated number of jobs created by America’s ocean and coastal economy.
1972 The year Ocean Conservancy was Founded.
1 Number of people it takes to make a difference for our ocean.

Ocean Conservancy makes careful use of your support, and holds high ratings from charity watchdogs.
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