Ocean Conservancy

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Ocean Conservancy
1300 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Our staff of more than 150 has a powerful blend of scientific, legal, communications and policy expertise. Based in Washington, D.C., Ocean Conservancy has staff presence in Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Virginia and Texas.

As a global advocacy organization, Ocean Conservancy is the preeminent voice for the ocean. For over 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to protect the ocean, bringing the experience, partnerships, and science and policy expertise to make a difference. Throughout our history, we have led ocean conservation efforts and since our founding, we have engaged 18 million people to remove nearly 360 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways around the globe.

At Ocean Conservancy, our advocacy for the global ocean is predicated on our commitment to ocean justice—which we define as the fair and equitable distribution of both the benefits of the ocean’s bounty and the burdens of its complex care. We are profoundly committed to working toward a future of greater global equity in which all communities have the power and resources to equitably care for, steward and benefit from the ocean.