The Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. We support public policy reforms, changes in private sector practices, and scientific activities to develop essential knowledge and tools for addressing current and future priorities.
Our grantmaking supports actions and ideas that:
- Harness market forces to drive changes in the management of the world’s fisheries.
- Pioneer new approaches to the conservation of coastal ecosystems in California, the Gulf of California, and the Western Pacific Ocean.
- Reverse the decline of marine bird populations.
- Enable the creative pursuit of scientific research.
- Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
- Improve the environmental performance of agriculture and biofuels production.
- Protect and restore biologically important and iconic regions of western North America.
In addition, the Foundation provides significant long-term support to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute (MBARI), Monterey Bay Aquarium, Center for Ocean Solutions, and Fellowships for Science and Engineering.
To hear Program Director Walt Reid discuss “Green Foundations”, click here.
(Photo: Acanthogorgia © 2003 MBARI)