This initiative assumes an essential and collaborative role in the fight for the maintenance of existing biodiversity, promoting a better knowledge about the biology of these marine animals and the search for solutions to reduce threats that they face.
Oceanário de Lisboa and Oceano Azul Foundation created the Oceans’ Conservation Fund, a fund with 100 thousand euros to support new projects that may contribute to the conservation of marine species.
The theme of the Oceans’ Conservation Fund, 1st edition, is “Rays and Sharks. From darkness to the light of science”. Support will be given to new projects, developed in national or international territory, which contribute to a better knowledge of these animals enabling a more effective conservation of these species.
The Oceans’ Conservation Fund will support projects of up to 3 years. The application form must be completed and sent along with other documents by 14th July, 2017.
14 and 15 September
Organized by the United Nations Secretariat, the initiative has the support of the Portuguese Government and a partnership with Oceano Azul Foundation. The goal is to promote a debate that feeds the scientific work of elaborating the second “World Ocean Assessment”.
Interview to Christopher K. Pham
Christopher K. Pham, researcher at the Institute of Marine Research and at Universidade dos Açores, explains the problematic of marine litter on the seabed and the reason why he associated with the campaign “If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea.”