Oceans’ Conservation Fund

A joint initiative by Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa

Our goal

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.

Initiative status
Stage 3 : Ongoing
Initiative keywords
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Species
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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.

Download the application form and regulation

Marine Protected Areas

Supporting science-based processes in MPA’s

Ocean’s news

April 21, 2017
Ocean Alive reaches 864 shellfish gatherers “Mariscar SEM Lixo” campaign   Another “Mariscar SEM Lixo” campaign was held in the Sado estuary, this time with the help of 67 volunteers. The main purpose was to raise awareness on the estuary’s shellfish gatherers in order to correct some grooved razor shell gathering techniques and to pick up the trash that was left on [...]
May 22, 2017
Oceano Azul Foundation debuts at United Nations meeting Tiago Pitta e Cunha, CEO of Oceano Azul Foundation, addressed a meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Oceans and Seas of the United Nations, which occurred on May 17th at the Mission of Singapore to the United Nations. Tiago Pitta e Cunha delivered a keynote speech focused on the need for the [...]
June 5, 2017
Oceano Azul Foundation attends United Nations’ The Ocean Conference Oceano Azul Foundation will attend United Nations’ The Ocean Conference, in New York, on 5-9 June 2017. This conference, which is held at the highest level, reflects the major relevance of this issue on the international agenda, and its main goal is to help creating conditions to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is dedicated [...]