Non-governmental organizationsor NGOs, are international organizations independent of specific governments (though often funded by governments).  An NGO is: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.

The NGOs in the following list are involved in protecting or somehow enhancing marine life and the quality of the oceans.

The Ocean Foundation

What do you want to do for the ocean? Tell us and we’ll take care of the rest. Our Mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. Leadership in Marine Conservation Nobody can do anything alone in the ocean, which is… Continue reading The Ocean Foundation

Global Marine Conservation

The following is a list of NGOs (with weblinks) doing conservation work for marine conservation around the globe. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC): The ASOC’s Southern Ocean Fisheries Campaign works on five continents to stop the Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing that is dramatically depleting toothfish stocks—the most important commercial fish in the… Continue reading Global Marine Conservation

NGO List of Programs & Projects

This is a long and extensive list. The links are in alphabetical order and are ocean and sea-related. ABLOS – Advisory Board on the Technical Aspects of the Law of the Sea  Provides advice and guidance and, where applicable, offers expert interpretation of the hydrographic, geodetic and other technical aspects of the Law of the… Continue reading NGO List of Programs & Projects