What is Ocean Conservancy?

A healthy ocean means more than beautiful coasts and vibrant ocean wildlife. If the ocean isn’t healthy, neither are we. Because the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we’re breathing this very second comes from our ocean.

Ocean Conservancy’s work is focused on solving some of the greatest threats facing our ocean today. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, we bring people, science and policy together, to champion innovative solutions and fight for a sustainable ocean.

That’s why for over forty years we’ve worked to protect vital ecosystems, defend critical legislation, enforce accountability of leaders and legislators and rally the world’s largest effort to remove trash from our beaches. Because a healthy ocean means a healthy planet.

Why they are Awesome

  • Ocean Conservancy mobilizes the International Coastal Cleanup—the world’s largest volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health.

  • Since 1985, Ocean Conservancy has cleaned up approximately 250 million pounds of trash from our oceans and water ways.

How To Connect Kindness


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Donate money directly to Ocean Conservancy. Be a part of saving endangered species and restoring precious ecosystems.


Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser or volunteer through Ocean Conservancy.