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

PROGRAMMES

Oceans Family Foundation are proud to support these programmes

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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

WORLDRISE 🌎 

November has been a month of important recognition for the commitment of  @worldrise_onlus in safeguarding our ocean.

Marine biologist Mariasole Bianco, president and co-founder of Worldrise, participated in 'The economy of the future' and the 'National Geographic Fest', events highlighting sustainable development, climate change, and the importance of MPA's. Mariasole has also been awarded with the 'Special Mention for Sustainable Development' by the European Commission, as part of the GammaDonna award for innovative female entrepreneurship. #worldrise #oceanfamilyfoundation

WORLDRISE 🌎

November has been a month of important recognition for the commitment of @worldrise_onlus in safeguarding our ocean.

Marine biologist Mariasole Bianco, president and co-founder of Worldrise, participated in 'The economy of the future' and the 'National Geographic Fest', events highlighting sustainable development, climate change, and the importance of MPA's. Mariasole has also been awarded with the 'Special Mention for Sustainable Development' by the European Commission, as part of the GammaDonna award for innovative female entrepreneurship. #worldrise #oceanfamilyfoundation
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CORAL 🆘 

Look at these little underwater trees! @oceanswithoutborders Coral Gardens are slowly growing. 

Well done to the @oceanswithoutborders and @marinecultures teams for leaving our world in a better place.
#oceanfamilyfoundation

CORAL 🆘

Look at these little underwater trees! @oceanswithoutborders Coral Gardens are slowly growing.

Well done to the @oceanswithoutborders and @marinecultures teams for leaving our world in a better place.
#oceanfamilyfoundation
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SAVE THE MED 🦈 

Sharks are key to healthy and balanced ecosystems. To protect them, the @savethemed Foundation participates in the collaborative project “Stellaris Action” which aims to help recover the Balearic populations of the small, threatened Nursehound shark through a breeding and release programme which is combined with educational components and run in collaboration with the local government, rescue center, conservation organisations and fishermen.

The first fifteen sharks have now been hatched (⬆️) and further egg hatching continues under the supervision of marine biologists. #savethemed #oceanfamilyfoundation

SAVE THE MED 🦈

Sharks are key to healthy and balanced ecosystems. To protect them, the @savethemed Foundation participates in the collaborative project “Stellaris Action” which aims to help recover the Balearic populations of the small, threatened Nursehound shark through a breeding and release programme which is combined with educational components and run in collaboration with the local government, rescue center, conservation organisations and fishermen.

The first fifteen sharks have now been hatched (⬆️) and further egg hatching continues under the supervision of marine biologists. #savethemed #oceanfamilyfoundation
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SEAGRASS 🌾

Seagrass sequestration of carbon is 35 faster than the rainforest. It draws carbon dioxide from the water as part of photosynthesis, and traps it in the mud.

Britain has very little rainforest to soak up carbon dioxide emissions but it does have roughly 11,000 miles (17,700km) of coastline, dotted with salt marshes and seagrass. Both habitats, alongside tropical mangroves, are the best understood stores of “blue carbon” – the carbon held in marine ecosystems (as opposed to the “green carbon” of terrestrial habitats).

These blue carbon ecosystems sequester up to 2% of the UK’s carbon emissions a year, mostly in soil and, if undisturbed, can store it for millennia. In Scotland, blue carbon stores sequester 28.4 MtCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) a year, about three times more than Scotland’s forests combined.

But while rainforests, peatlands and other habitats on land are well known for their importance in the climate crisis, coastal wetlands remain overlooked. 

Large-scale Seagrass restoration plays an important part in the complex jigsaw to fight climate change. #oceanfamilyfoundation #seagrass

SEAGRASS 🌾

Seagrass sequestration of carbon is 35 faster than the rainforest. It draws carbon dioxide from the water as part of photosynthesis, and traps it in the mud.

Britain has very little rainforest to soak up carbon dioxide emissions but it does have roughly 11,000 miles (17,700km) of coastline, dotted with salt marshes and seagrass. Both habitats, alongside tropical mangroves, are the best understood stores of “blue carbon” – the carbon held in marine ecosystems (as opposed to the “green carbon” of terrestrial habitats).

These blue carbon ecosystems sequester up to 2% of the UK’s carbon emissions a year, mostly in soil and, if undisturbed, can store it for millennia. In Scotland, blue carbon stores sequester 28.4 MtCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) a year, about three times more than Scotland’s forests combined.

But while rainforests, peatlands and other habitats on land are well known for their importance in the climate crisis, coastal wetlands remain overlooked.

Large-scale Seagrass restoration plays an important part in the complex jigsaw to fight climate change. #oceanfamilyfoundation #seagrass
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PPE WASTE 😷 

The world generated a staggering amount of plastic waste during the pandemic, made up mainly of single-use PPEs, masks and other Covid-related medical products, according to a recent study.

The study estimated that 8.4 million tonnes of Covid-related plastic waste were generated from 193 countries as of August. Of this, 25,000 tonnes are released into oceans, making up about 1.5 per cent of the total global riverine plastic discharge.

The mismanaged plastic waste generated from individual PPE (including face masks, gloves and face shields) can be transported over long distances in the ocean, encounter marine wildlife, and potentially lead to injury or even death.

At the end of this century, the model suggests that almost all the pandemic-associated plastics end up in either the seabed (28.8 per cent) or beaches (70.5 per cent), potentially hurting the benthic ecosystems.

Another study published in January had suggested that an estimated 1.56 million face masks entered the oceans in 2020.

Disposing of PPE properly is crucial. #oceanfamilyfoundation

PPE WASTE 😷

The world generated a staggering amount of plastic waste during the pandemic, made up mainly of single-use PPEs, masks and other Covid-related medical products, according to a recent study.

The study estimated that 8.4 million tonnes of Covid-related plastic waste were generated from 193 countries as of August. Of this, 25,000 tonnes are released into oceans, making up about 1.5 per cent of the total global riverine plastic discharge.

The mismanaged plastic waste generated from individual PPE (including face masks, gloves and face shields) can be transported over long distances in the ocean, encounter marine wildlife, and potentially lead to injury or even death.

At the end of this century, the model suggests that almost all the pandemic-associated plastics end up in either the seabed (28.8 per cent) or beaches (70.5 per cent), potentially hurting the benthic ecosystems.

Another study published in January had suggested that an estimated 1.56 million face masks entered the oceans in 2020.

Disposing of PPE properly is crucial. #oceanfamilyfoundation
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MPA 🌊 

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are a highly effective tool for safeguarding the ocean ecosystems, like this Coral Reef in the waters of Palau. 

Let’s work together to protect these precious MPA’s, ensuring we adhere to the protocols set in place to protect our seas. #oceanfamilyfoundation

MPA 🌊

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are a highly effective tool for safeguarding the ocean ecosystems, like this Coral Reef in the waters of Palau.

Let’s work together to protect these precious MPA’s, ensuring we adhere to the protocols set in place to protect our seas. #oceanfamilyfoundation
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PLASTIC 🆘 

Why should we be talking about plastic? @aplasticplanet answers those crucial questions in a series of talks with the @bbcnews in regard to @cop26uk #COP26 #aplasticplanet #oceanfamilyfoundation

PLASTIC 🆘

Why should we be talking about plastic? @aplasticplanet answers those crucial questions in a series of talks with the @bbcnews in regard to @cop26uk #COP26 #aplasticplanet #oceanfamilyfoundation
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GIANT TREVALLY 🐠 

Marine science is seldom boring and often has important conservation implications. In this image, the @oceanswithoutborders team has just tagged and released another giant trevally (GT) as part of their ongoing collaborative GT tagging project in Mozambique.

As apex predators, GT's play a crucial role in maintaining healthy and balance marine ecosystems. The information gathered on the movements and habitat needs of the species will be fundamental not only to their protection, but also the protection of many other species that share their marine habitats. #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanswithoutborders

GIANT TREVALLY 🐠

Marine science is seldom boring and often has important conservation implications. In this image, the @oceanswithoutborders team has just tagged and released another giant trevally (GT) as part of their ongoing collaborative GT tagging project in Mozambique.

As apex predators, GT's play a crucial role in maintaining healthy and balance marine ecosystems. The information gathered on the movements and habitat needs of the species will be fundamental not only to their protection, but also the protection of many other species that share their marine habitats. #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanswithoutborders
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COCA-COLA: A PLASTIC PROBLEM 🥤

@bbcnews Panorama Coca-Cola’s 100 Billion Bottle Problem airs today at 7:35pm.

@cocacola sells more than 100 billion throwaway plastic bottles each year. So many of them end up as litter that new figures out on Monday name the company as the world’s biggest plastic polluter. 

Panorama investigates their promises to crack down on plastic waste. Globally, more of Coke's plastic packaging is found littered than any other brand. Filming on the ground in Samoa, the Philippines and Uganda, this film asks if Coca-Cola is on track to achieve its pledge to create a world without waste. 

📺 available to watch @bbciplayer 
 #oceanfamilyfoundation

COCA-COLA: A PLASTIC PROBLEM 🥤

@bbcnews Panorama Coca-Cola’s 100 Billion Bottle Problem airs today at 7:35pm.

@cocacola sells more than 100 billion throwaway plastic bottles each year. So many of them end up as litter that new figures out on Monday name the company as the world’s biggest plastic polluter.

Panorama investigates their promises to crack down on plastic waste. Globally, more of Coke's plastic packaging is found littered than any other brand. Filming on the ground in Samoa, the Philippines and Uganda, this film asks if Coca-Cola is on track to achieve its pledge to create a world without waste.

📺 available to watch @bbciplayer
#oceanfamilyfoundation
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NORTH SAILS AMBASSADOR ⛵️ 

@mitty is more than a photographer: she is a storyteller. Christina Mittermeier has recently become an ambassador for the @northsails_collection Go Beyond Campaign where issues surrounding marine biological research and the fight against climate change are undertaken. 

@mitty is able to create and give a strong voice to the nature around her. Through her lens, she experiences climate change, and this makes her incredibly passionate about raising vital awareness. #oceanfamilyfoundation #gobeyond #northsails #northsailscollection

NORTH SAILS AMBASSADOR ⛵️

@mitty is more than a photographer: she is a storyteller. Christina Mittermeier has recently become an ambassador for the @northsails_collection Go Beyond Campaign where issues surrounding marine biological research and the fight against climate change are undertaken.

@mitty is able to create and give a strong voice to the nature around her. Through her lens, she experiences climate change, and this makes her incredibly passionate about raising vital awareness. #oceanfamilyfoundation #gobeyond #northsails #northsailscollection
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TRASH HERO ♻️ 

Throughout 2021 @trash hero have been taking part in a global citizen science project, organised by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP). Volunteers recorded the brands of thousands of pieces of plastic waste they collected at clean-ups. The final data will form part of the BFFP's annual Brand Audit Report, which looks at the role of corporations in plastic pollution and holds them accountable for the waste they produce. This year's report will be released next month to coincide with the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. #oceanfamilyfoundation #trashhero

TRASH HERO ♻️

Throughout 2021 @trash hero have been taking part in a global citizen science project, organised by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP). Volunteers recorded the brands of thousands of pieces of plastic waste they collected at clean-ups. The final data will form part of the BFFP's annual Brand Audit Report, which looks at the role of corporations in plastic pollution and holds them accountable for the waste they produce. This year's report will be released next month to coincide with the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. #oceanfamilyfoundation #trashhero
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NORTH SAILS 🗺

@northsails_collection and @coralgardeners are joining forces to inspire change and create a worldwide movement able to restore and protect coral reefs. 

Unfortunately, due to climate change, half of the world's corals are disappearing. But together, we can change that. You can be part of the movement by registering online (👉🏼 https://webstore.northsails.com/gb/en/adoptacoral.html) to adopt a coral and together with @coralgardeners and @northsails_collection you will be contributing to repopulating the reef. #oceanfamilyfoundation #northsails #coralgardeners.

NORTH SAILS 🗺

@northsails_collection and @coralgardeners are joining forces to inspire change and create a worldwide movement able to restore and protect coral reefs.

Unfortunately, due to climate change, half of the world's corals are disappearing. But together, we can change that. You can be part of the movement by registering online (👉🏼 https://webstore.northsails.com/gb/en/adoptacoral.html) to adopt a coral and together with @coralgardeners and @northsails_collection you will be contributing to repopulating the reef. #oceanfamilyfoundation #northsails #coralgardeners.
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NEW SCIENCE 🚨 

When the mouth of the St Lucia Estuary in South Africa's iSimangaliso World Heritage Area opened to the sea earlier this year, bull sharks began pupping in this area, with the young sharks immediately moving up into the lake system, illustrating the critical importance of these estuary systems as nursery areas. Led by @oceanswithoutborders collaborator and shark scientist, Dr Ryan Daly, this event shaped OWB's latest scientific research paper in the African Journal of Marine Science. 

It also includes the first published record of a Nile crocodile preying on a bull shark! 

📸 @markziephoto #oceanswithoutborders #oceanfamilyfoundation

NEW SCIENCE 🚨

When the mouth of the St Lucia Estuary in South Africa's iSimangaliso World Heritage Area opened to the sea earlier this year, bull sharks began pupping in this area, with the young sharks immediately moving up into the lake system, illustrating the critical importance of these estuary systems as nursery areas. Led by @oceanswithoutborders collaborator and shark scientist, Dr Ryan Daly, this event shaped OWB's latest scientific research paper in the African Journal of Marine Science.

It also includes the first published record of a Nile crocodile preying on a bull shark!

📸 @markziephoto #oceanswithoutborders #oceanfamilyfoundation
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