Protecting our Planet
Causes we care about.
Over the last ten years, we have volunteered, supported, filmed, and advocated for amazing nonprofit groups around the world. These groups work locally, nationally, and internationally to protect the oceans and help those in need. While the majority of the work we do is oceans-based, we’re always looking to create new connections with people doing important work.
Advocacy and environmental defense is difficult, back-breaking, thankless work. We’re here to help tell the front-line stories of groups like these, not only to drive growth and awareness, but also so those who aren’t familiar with these important projects can take a moment to say “thank you for what you do.”
Illegal fishing is a major threat to the sustainability of the world’s fisheries, accounting for up to 20 percent of all wild marine fish caught—up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood. The Pew Illegal Fishing Project is helping put an end to illegal fishing.
Uniting eight East African coastal countries along the Western Indian Ocean, an unprecedented alliance is showing that regional cooperation, coupled with dedicated data analysis and technical expertise can stop illegal catch getting to market, and prevent criminal fishers pursuing their lucrative business unhindered.
For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why Patagonia is connecting individuals with their grantees, in order to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today.
WILDCOAST is an international organization that is working to conserve over 32 million acres of coastline in California and Latin America.
STOP is a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization made up of local volunteers who conduct nighttime nest surveys and monitoring to rescue and release disoriented sea turtle hatchlings in Broward County, Florida.
For more than 10 years the Marine Photobank has proudly served the ocean conservation community with a wealth of free, high-quality images.
Sea Shepherd’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.
Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Shelterbox is working to change this. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, Shelterbox is transforming despair into hope.
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is a community-based non-profit organization working with partners to permanently protect the open space, natural scenic beauty, wildlife, habitat, and watershed of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations.
Founded in 1979, the LPFA is an official non-profit 501(c)(3) partner of the Los Padres National Forest. Their mission is to care for the Los Padres Forest, ensuring it thrives and remains safe and open for the people to use and enjoy.
Paso Pacifico aims to restore and protect the endangered dry tropical forest and coastal ecosystems of Mesoamerica's Pacific Slope. Their approach protects biodiversity where people already live. By working with local communities, landowners, and partner organizations, they restore and protect the habitats that form building blocks for wildlife corridors.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research, and education.
Channel Islands Restoration protects rare and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat in sensitive and unique natural areas on the California Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. They educate about the value of native habitat and how to protect it. They create collaborative relationships within the environmental community.
Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present and future generations.
Heal the Ocean focuses on wastewater infrastructure – sewers and septic systems – as well as ocean dumping practices that have contributed to ocean pollution.