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.

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August 16, 2017
If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea Oceano Azul Foundations’ first campaign aims to change behaviors to save Oceans   "If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea" is the motto of the campaign promoted by the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Oceanário de Lisboa, in partnership with Olá. This initiative aims to bring attention to one of [...]
July 21, 2017
Belém Statement on Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation signed in Lisbon The European Union, Brazil and South Africa signed in Lisbon a cooperation agreement for research and innovation in the Atlantic Ocean. The Belém Statement - named this way for having been signed in the Belém Tower on July 13, 2017 - underlines the "fundamental role" of the oceans "in the development of national and regional economies in [...]
July 13, 2017
The Oceano Azul Foundation in the launch of the South Atlantic Flagship Initiative The Oceano Azul Foundation participates in the conference “A New Era of Blue Enlightenment”, hosted by the European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, in Lisbon, between the 12th and 14th of July, which includes the signing of a Statement between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems of the [...]