MarAlliance is a small dynamic international non-governmental organization that designs and conducts collaborative grassroots research and conservation action on threatened marine megafauna such as sharks, rays, turtles and large finfish. Working with fishers and other key stakeholders of the sea, we generate essential data on megafauna populations, behavior and ecology to enable fact-based conservation and management, often in the context of established or proposed marine protected areas.
Through our work with fishers and other local actors we promote the use of sustainable fishing methods and create economic income diversification initiatives to decrease pressures on fisheries and improve good stewardship and management practices. We delight in informing and educating students, fishers, tourism guides, decision-makers and the public at large about marine megafauna science and conservation both at sea and through more formal land-based means. Our communication strategy is broad: we share our findings and other key information at many levels, from partner communities to large public events, international congresses, social media and television.
Our Vision: Marine wildlife thrive throughout the world’s tropical seas and inspire people to conservation action.
Our Mission: Explore, enable and inspire positive change for threatened marine wildlife, their critical habitats and dependent human communities.
Our Guiding Principles:
To guide our mission, MarAlliance commits to the following principles:
MarAlliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered in the US (California) and in Belize. We are based in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize with offices and projects in Honduras, Panama and Cabo Verde and projects in the Federated States of Micronesia and Mexico.
MarAlliance is a small dynamic international non-governmental organization that designs and conducts collaborative grassroots research and conservation action on threatened marine megafauna such as sharks, rays, turtles and large…