We fund and actively support a variety of sustainable marine conservation programmes.

Our aim is that the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness, the ocean, may be protected and thrive for generations to come.

“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable
– if we just offer it the chance.”


– Sir David Attenborough

We fund and actively support a variety of sustainable marine conservation programmes.

Our aim is that the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness, the ocean, may be protected and thrive for generations to come.

“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable
– if we just offer it the chance.”


– Sir David Attenborough

WHO

WHAT

BEACH BIN & BAG

VRIPAK

Annually, there are over seven billion tons of debris deposited on beaches around the world. The pollution of beaches negatively impacts the natural balance of costal ecosystems and the health of our oceans.

Plastic contributes to the bulk of the tons of discarded rubbish and washed-up debris. Reducing this pollution through beach clean-ups significantly helps allow our important coastal ecosystems to exist and thrive.

Inspired and actively engaged, Ocean Family Foundation has partnered with North Sails, the global leader in sailmaking, and Vripack, the innovative yacht design studio, to develop waste bins and bags from reclaimed sails specifically for beach cleanups.

Ocean Family Foundation, North Sails and Vripack actively promote beach cleanups among yacht owners and crew and with the Beach Bin And Bag initiative we heighten awareness of the amount of plastic waste on our shores that we can easily pick up and remove before it enters the ocean and our marine systems.

With this simple approach take the pledge here https://vripack.com/new-wave/beach-bin-and-bag to receive the bags and be part of the solution!

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BEACH CLEAN UPS WORLD WIDE

PROGRAMMES

Oceans Family Foundation are proud to support these programmes.

Read more on the projects Ocean Family Foundation sponsors by downloading our brochure here.

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OCEANS WITHOUT
BORDERS

&Beyond’s Oceans Without Borders initiative, in partnership with Africa Foundation, expands their longstanding dedication to land and wildlife conservation to include the much needed protection and preservation of our oceans.

Plastic Free

A PLASTIC
PLANET

A Plastic Planet is a goal campaign organisation . It was founded to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. We want to dramatically REDUCE the use of indestructible plastic that is destroying our oceans, our soils, our air and the health of future generations.

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WORLDRISE

Worldrise is a non-profit organisation founded by young professionals able to create projects that unite environmental protection, creativity, and education.

CONNECT

SINGLE USE PLASTIC 📣

Why aren’t 91% of plastics considered single-use?
@siansutherland argues why - and although she prefaced this opinion by saying it was controversial - it’s hard to argue with her logic!

Check out more of this on the full episode @goodgarbagepodcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube!#

@aplasticplanet @createplasticfree

#plasticfree #plasticplanet #singleuseplastics #oceanfamilyfoundation #compostables #goodgarbage

SINGLE USE PLASTIC 📣

Why aren’t 91% of plastics considered single-use?
@siansutherland argues why - and although she prefaced this opinion by saying it was controversial - it’s hard to argue with her logic!

Check out more of this on the full episode @goodgarbagepodcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube!#

@aplasticplanet @createplasticfree

#plasticfree #plasticplanet #singleuseplastics #oceanfamilyfoundation #compostables #goodgarbage
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POST-PLASTIC ECONOMY 🔗

Due to popular demand, @createplasticfree are excited to bring you a LIVE WEBINAR edition of The Post-Plastic Economy white paper event, in partnership with @fashionsnoops

They are bringing the insights and conversations from their London and New York events straight to your screen.

SAVE THE DATE: 11th July 2024
⏰: 10am EDT / 3pm BST
📌: Zoom
📏: 1 hour with Q&A

Their expert panel will dive into the key findings from the white paper, shedding light on innovative strategies and practical solutions for a post-plastic future.

Sign up for the FREE WEBINAR 👉🏼 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5017188870664/WN_o4dRVBGuQoKku038zBsPBA#/registration

#plasticfree #postplasticeconomy #FSxPF #oceanfamilyfoundation

POST-PLASTIC ECONOMY 🔗

Due to popular demand, @createplasticfree are excited to bring you a LIVE WEBINAR edition of The Post-Plastic Economy white paper event, in partnership with @fashionsnoops

They are bringing the insights and conversations from their London and New York events straight to your screen.

SAVE THE DATE: 11th July 2024
⏰: 10am EDT / 3pm BST
📌: Zoom
📏: 1 hour with Q&A

Their expert panel will dive into the key findings from the white paper, shedding light on innovative strategies and practical solutions for a post-plastic future.

Sign up for the FREE WEBINAR 👉🏼 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5017188870664/WN_o4dRVBGuQoKku038zBsPBA#/registration

#plasticfree #postplasticeconomy #FSxPF #oceanfamilyfoundation
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GLOBAL TEMPERATURE 🔝 

Rising global temperatures have dramatically increased the risk of irreversible loss of marine and coastal ecosystems. Widespread changes have been observed, including damage to coral reefs and mangroves that support ocean life.

If average global temperatures increased by 2°C, reefs would almost completely disappear, which would be catastrophic for people and planet.

The good news is that all of us can use our voice and choices to help #SaveOurOcean:

❌Avoid single-use plastics and ocean-harming products.
🧽Participate in beach clean-ups.
🐠Only eat seafood from sustainable fisheries.
📣Help spread the word!

#ClimateAction #GlobalGoals #ActNow #oceanfamilyfoundation #coralreef #coralreefs 

📸 @franciscolufinha

GLOBAL TEMPERATURE 🔝

Rising global temperatures have dramatically increased the risk of irreversible loss of marine and coastal ecosystems. Widespread changes have been observed, including damage to coral reefs and mangroves that support ocean life.

If average global temperatures increased by 2°C, reefs would almost completely disappear, which would be catastrophic for people and planet.

The good news is that all of us can use our voice and choices to help #SaveOurOcean:

❌Avoid single-use plastics and ocean-harming products.
🧽Participate in beach clean-ups.
🐠Only eat seafood from sustainable fisheries.
📣Help spread the word!

#ClimateAction #GlobalGoals #ActNow #oceanfamilyfoundation #coralreef #coralreefs

📸 @franciscolufinha
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COASTAL CLEANUP 🧼 

For World Ocean Day, one of the @scottishcoastalcleanup team traveled to Galloway to meet up with Nic from@solwayfirthpartnership and learn more about the incredible work that they are doing down there, alongside local volunteer groups like ON US South West Scotland.

The trip was filled with lots of beach cleaning, meeting like minded folk and making plans for future cleans.

This beautiful and exposed bit of coastline is heavily affected by incoming rubbish and while volunteers are regularly out doing beach cleans all along the coast, some areas are very difficult to access.

For World Ocean Day, they organised a fantastic event at Port Logan and a massive 220kg worth of rubbish was removed from the beach. Volunteers were treated to 🫖 and 🧁’s to keep them fulled for the day!

#portlogan #galloway #southwestscotland #firthsolwaypartnership #onussouthwestscotland #worldoceanday #scotland #beachcleaning #volunteering #oceanfamilyfoundation

COASTAL CLEANUP 🧼

For World Ocean Day, one of the @scottishcoastalcleanup team traveled to Galloway to meet up with Nic from@solwayfirthpartnership and learn more about the incredible work that they are doing down there, alongside local volunteer groups like ON US South West Scotland.

The trip was filled with lots of beach cleaning, meeting like minded folk and making plans for future cleans.

This beautiful and exposed bit of coastline is heavily affected by incoming rubbish and while volunteers are regularly out doing beach cleans all along the coast, some areas are very difficult to access.

For World Ocean Day, they organised a fantastic event at Port Logan and a massive 220kg worth of rubbish was removed from the beach. Volunteers were treated to 🫖 and 🧁’s to keep them fulled for the day!

#portlogan #galloway #southwestscotland #firthsolwaypartnership #onussouthwestscotland #worldoceanday #scotland #beachcleaning #volunteering #oceanfamilyfoundation
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OCEAN TALKS 2024 ⚓️

This time last week we gathered at the stunning Serpentine North Gallery for this year’s #OceanTalks event. 

Thank you to @boatinternational Features Director @_ho_jo_ for such a warm welcome and to the following guest speakers who provided insightful and engaging discussions, beautifully presented for all in attendance. 

🌟David Lang

Oceanographer and executive director of the Experiment Foundation, co-founder of @sofarocean and OpenROV

🌟Lilly Barclay 

@frederikkemagnussen is a founding member of @oceanfamilyfoundation, co-founder of @aplasticplanet, @createplasticfree and @yachtsforscience 

🌟Matthieu Rytz

@_rytz is a producer, curator, 🎥 director and visual anthropologist 

🌟Laurent Ballesta

Marine biologist, explorer, award-winning underwater photographer and pioneering deep diver 

#oceantalks #oceanconservation #oceantalks #boatinternational #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanawareness #thefutureisnow

OCEAN TALKS 2024 ⚓️

This time last week we gathered at the stunning Serpentine North Gallery for this year’s #OceanTalks event.

Thank you to @boatinternational Features Director @_ho_jo_ for such a warm welcome and to the following guest speakers who provided insightful and engaging discussions, beautifully presented for all in attendance.

🌟David Lang

Oceanographer and executive director of the Experiment Foundation, co-founder of @sofarocean and OpenROV

🌟Lilly Barclay

@frederikkemagnussen is a founding member of @oceanfamilyfoundation, co-founder of @aplasticplanet, @createplasticfree and @yachtsforscience

🌟Matthieu Rytz

@_rytz is a producer, curator, 🎥 director and visual anthropologist

🌟Laurent Ballesta

Marine biologist, explorer, award-winning underwater photographer and pioneering deep diver

#oceantalks #oceanconservation #oceantalks #boatinternational #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanawareness #thefutureisnow
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WORLD OCEANS DAY 🌊 

Today we celebrate #worldoceansday 

We currently face one of the greatest threats ever to our blue planet and all its inhabitants: the climate crisis. It is all too clear that we need a healthy ocean for a healthy climate, and vice versa, and we need significantly stronger local, national, and international action from both government and corporate leaders. Now. 

For 2024, the theme for World Oceans Day is: Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate. 

3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE OCEANS

❇️ Ditch unnecessary single-use plastics and demand reusable and refillable alternatives.

❇️ Research and vote on ocean issues.

❇️ Support @oceanaeurope campaigns to restore healthy and abundant oceans.

📸 @olirileyphotography

#oceanconservation #oceanprotection #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceana #worldoceansday2024 #protecttheocean

WORLD OCEANS DAY 🌊

Today we celebrate #worldoceansday

We currently face one of the greatest threats ever to our blue planet and all its inhabitants: the climate crisis. It is all too clear that we need a healthy ocean for a healthy climate, and vice versa, and we need significantly stronger local, national, and international action from both government and corporate leaders. Now.

For 2024, the theme for World Oceans Day is: Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate.

3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE OCEANS

❇️ Ditch unnecessary single-use plastics and demand reusable and refillable alternatives.

❇️ Research and vote on ocean issues.

❇️ Support @oceanaeurope campaigns to restore healthy and abundant oceans.

📸 @olirileyphotography

#oceanconservation #oceanprotection #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceana #worldoceansday2024 #protecttheocean
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 🌱 

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, a day dedicated to celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet and encourage action to protect and preserve our natural world.

Celebrated under the theme "Restore Our Earth," this year's World Environment Day focuses on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience. #generationrestoration 

Want to get involved and make a difference? Download this guide 👉🏼 www.worldenvironmentday.global/get-involved/practical-guide @unep 

It outlines the many ways we can all join forces to give nature a helping hand by acting today, making smart choices and raising our voice for restoration. 
We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, green our cities, harvest rainwater and eat soil-friendly foods. We are the generation that can make peace with land.

#oceanfamilyfoundation #worldenvironmentday #worldenvironmentday2024 #mothernature #planetearth #restoration #desertification #droughtresilience

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 🌱

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, a day dedicated to celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet and encourage action to protect and preserve our natural world.

Celebrated under the theme "Restore Our Earth," this year`s World Environment Day focuses on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience. #generationrestoration

Want to get involved and make a difference? Download this guide 👉🏼 www.worldenvironmentday.global/get-involved/practical-guide @unep

It outlines the many ways we can all join forces to give nature a helping hand by acting today, making smart choices and raising our voice for restoration.
We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, green our cities, harvest rainwater and eat soil-friendly foods. We are the generation that can make peace with land.

#oceanfamilyfoundation #worldenvironmentday #worldenvironmentday2024 #mothernature #planetearth #restoration #desertification #droughtresilience
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GLOBAL CORAL BLEACHING 🪸 

The fourth Global Coral Bleaching Event has been confirmed.

The 4th global mass bleaching event has been declared and confirmed in 53 countries within all three major ocean basins - Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans by NOAA and ICRI. 

https://icriforum.org/4gbe/

The leading cause of coral bleaching is climate change.
A warming planet means a warming ocean and when temperatures are too hot, coral bleaching occurs.

While bleached coral does not always result in dead corals, past bleaching events have resulted in significant loss of coral in many parts of the world, causing economic loss and biodiversity decline.
Immediate action to increase bleaching awareness and reduce climate change is needed to prevent bleaching events becoming more frequent and more severe in the future.

The @oceanswithoutborders and Conservation Ranger teams are currently doing monitoring around the Bazaruto and Mnemba seascapes to assess the extent of bleaching.

@camillafloros
@andbeyondbenguerra
@andbeyondmnemba

#oceanswithoutborders #africafoundation #andbeyondttavel #oceanfamilyfoundation #zanzibar #mnembaisland #benguerraisland #mozambique #bazarutoarchipelago #marineranger #coral #coralbleaching

GLOBAL CORAL BLEACHING 🪸

The fourth Global Coral Bleaching Event has been confirmed.

The 4th global mass bleaching event has been declared and confirmed in 53 countries within all three major ocean basins - Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans by NOAA and ICRI.

https://icriforum.org/4gbe/

The leading cause of coral bleaching is climate change.
A warming planet means a warming ocean and when temperatures are too hot, coral bleaching occurs.

While bleached coral does not always result in dead corals, past bleaching events have resulted in significant loss of coral in many parts of the world, causing economic loss and biodiversity decline.
Immediate action to increase bleaching awareness and reduce climate change is needed to prevent bleaching events becoming more frequent and more severe in the future.

The @oceanswithoutborders and Conservation Ranger teams are currently doing monitoring around the Bazaruto and Mnemba seascapes to assess the extent of bleaching.

@camillafloros
@andbeyondbenguerra
@andbeyondmnemba

#oceanswithoutborders #africafoundation #andbeyondttavel #oceanfamilyfoundation #zanzibar #mnembaisland #benguerraisland #mozambique #bazarutoarchipelago #marineranger #coral #coralbleaching
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PLASTIC FREE 🧴 

As we welcome sunnier days our thoughts should also be turning to SPF and daily application against harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

The team @createplasticfree are championing Attitude, the Canadian beauty brand @attitude_living which has launched a range of plastic-free mineral sunscreens known as Sunly. This line of sun care products are made with non-nano zinc oxide, which creates a reflective barrier on the skin and is considered to be the safest mineral filter by experts. Shop the range 👉🏼 https://ca.attitudeliving.com/

#plasticfree #aplasticplant #spf #uva #uvb #oceanprotection #oceanfamilyfoundation

PLASTIC FREE 🧴

As we welcome sunnier days our thoughts should also be turning to SPF and daily application against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The team @createplasticfree are championing Attitude, the Canadian beauty brand @attitude_living which has launched a range of plastic-free mineral sunscreens known as Sunly. This line of sun care products are made with non-nano zinc oxide, which creates a reflective barrier on the skin and is considered to be the safest mineral filter by experts. Shop the range 👉🏼 https://ca.attitudeliving.com/

#plasticfree #aplasticplant #spf #uva #uvb #oceanprotection #oceanfamilyfoundation
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