Currently, only 5% of the ocean is protected.
The scientific community warns that we will need to protect at least 30% before 2030 before the situation is irreversible. Ocean52 is working with researchers and scientific entities to make ocean protection a reality.
Investigation of Dr. Pelayo Salinas de León
We support the research that our ambassador, Dr Pelayo Salinas, is conducting on the feeding and habitat of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) in the Northern Galapagos Marine Reserve. These sharks are a species listed as “endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
This research is also helping us understand how climate change is affecting the effect of El Niño. Our support includes the purchase of equipment and consumables for sampling, field trips, collection and shipment of biopsies, and sample analysis. In 2020, data will be available for comparison with the previous two years.
Vies Braves with swimmer and activist Miquel Sunyer
We collaborate with Vies Braves, whose founder and ocean52 ambassador is the famous open water swimmer Miquel Sunyer. Via Braves is a public network of marine itineraries on the Mediterranean coast and facilitates open water bathing and intimate contact with the sea while helping to preserve the coastline from the entrance of boats allowing the regeneration of marine fauna and flora during the summer months when the tourist impact is greatest. In 2019, 36 km of coastline were protected.