The Ocean Conservation Trust is different. We’ve turned the conventional approach to Ocean conservation on its head.
Traditionally, the approach to conservation is nature based, often involving programmes such as patrolling off limit areas by reserve wardens, tagging wild animals or collecting biological samples for lab based research . Yet almost all of the challenges facing nature are due to humans. Thanks to our 21 years of experience in Ocean conservation, we know that successful conservation efforts in most instances are purely a question of human behaviour; whether that’s at a political, industrial, community or individual level.
Our approach, as a progressive Ocean conservation charity, is to be optimistic, putting people at the centre of the issue and helping them to understand how they can be a part of the solution. We can all do our bit to help if we Think Ocean.
Our experience, combined with a growing body of evidence, has shown us that personal experiences and connectedness with nature are the foundation for lifelong support for conservation. With this in mind, all of our programmes are centred around encouraging positive interactions that foster a love for the Ocean and a desire to act positively for its future.
With your support, we can continue this vital work, cultivating an understanding of our Ocean’s impact on our day to day lives, and ours on it. Ultimately, to inspire positive behaviour change to create a healthy Ocean for our futures – and for the benefit and enjoyment of all.
If you want to be part of our positive, people-focused, forward-thinking vision for the future of our Ocean, visit our Projects page.