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MarAlliance

San Pedro, BZ, Belize | http://www.maralliance.org
Joined in July 2014

About Us

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:

  • Our focus is the effective conservation of marine megafauna
  • We are led by science
  • We provide credible, quality information and strive to be a key authority on marine megafauna conservation issues
  • We are realistic in our capacity, valuing alliances and recognizing partners in collaborations that help achieve our goals
  • We are respectful, ethical, and considerate to the environment within our business practices
  • We consider integrity, professionalism, honesty, staff and partner development, cost effectiveness and legal compliance as critical to our success

 

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…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 32 Coconut Drive
    PO Box 283
    San Pedro, BZ 00000
    BZ

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