My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Seacology, Berkeley, CA, USA
Our environmental non-profit's mission is to increase the number and size of Marine Protected Areas to at least 20% of the world ocean by 2020. One critical element of this mission is that all such MPAs include engagement by local communities and be supported by effective enforcement. Otherwise, they are merely 'paper MPAs'.
Seacology is one of the most effective environmental NGOs we have found in this regard: their agreements with island nations and communities ensure that habitats and environments are truly and meaningfully protected for years to come. We only wish governments could boast a similar success rate.
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I have directed several project requests to Seacology and made connections with between their professional team and local conservation NGOs in Bali, Mexico, and Belize.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find them 10x more money to implement as many of their win/win agreements as possible!
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Extremely effective in conserving rainforest and nearshore ocean habitats, while benefiting island communities and traditions. Very high success rate in establishing protected areas with management and enforcement.
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