Thriving oceans provide jobs, improve national economies and feed the world. As fish stocks continue to decline—approximately 90% of fisheries are overfished or depleted—sustainably managed fisheries and marine protected areas provide hope for protecting biodiversity, habitat and livelihoods.
WildAid develops scalable marine management strategies, prevents illegal fishing and ensures sustainable marine management in some of the world’s most biodiverse regions through a comprehensive marine protection model. We protect critical habitat, fisheries and migratory species such as sharks, sea turtles and mantas.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is one of the largest Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the world. Since 1998, WildAid has been working with the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) in developing a comprehensive enforcement strategy to patrol and protect the GMR, where commercial fishing is prohibited.