Friday, October 30, 2015
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Tiffany & Co. Foundation Join Pew in the Protection of Vast Swaths of Ocean
We've been writing a lot over the past year about the new money and energy pouring into marine conservation. The grave threats confronting the oceans concern all kinds of funders, including billionaires like Michael Bloomberg, Paul Allen, Julian Robertson, James Simons, Hansjörg Wyss, and Ted Waitt and major foundations like Packard and Moore.
One marine funder that's on a particularly strong winning streak, lately, is the Pew Charitable Trusts. It’s been a good year for Pew. Already a leader in ocean advocacy, Pew and its partners have spearheaded programs that have helped double the amount of fully protected ocean across the globe. Among other things, they’ve had remarkable success getting local governments on board with the vision of establishing protected marine parks in critical coastal habitats. . .
Pew’s interest in marine parks dates back years. Coming together with other philanthropic leaders over a mutual concern for the world’s oceans, Global Ocean Legacy was born. The partnership—which today includes Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Lyda Hill Foundation, Oak Foundation, the Robertson Foundation, the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and the Waitt Foundation—was built on a vision to protect the world’s ocean for future generations by creating 15 protected marine parks by 2022. . .