Live Ocean Foundation partners with exceptional New Zealand
marine scientists, innovators and communicators to scale up
action for a healthy ocean.
The ocean is our greatest ally in the fight for a healthy planet. But it’s at a tipping point. To have a healthy future we must have a healthy ocean
Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke established Live Ocean Foundation out of their deep concern for the health of the ocean and the life in it. Through their sport they champion action for the ocean, taking this message to the world stage.
Many of the issues the ocean and the life in it faces are out of sight. Aotearoa is home to one of the most significant ocean spaces on the planet, yet are among those that protect the least. We need to work together to move the needle, which is why we support exceptional marine scientists, innovators and communicators who play a vital role in ocean restoration and protection. Thanks to generous core donors who cover our operating costs, 100% of public donations go directly towards the marine conservation projects we support.
Kelp forests play a vital role in ocean health, providing a home and food source for marine life. Yet, many once-flourishing kelp forests across the globe are now barren. In the Hauraki Gulf, biodiversity loss is the main cause, a direct result of overfishing large snapper and crayfish. Without these key predators maintaining the balance, kina numbers skyrocket, decimating kelp forests.
We are proudly supporting Dr Nick Shears, Dr Caitlin Blain and team from the University of Auckland’s critical research into kelp forest regeneration.