Global & Collaborative
Project 0 collaborates with conservation partners around the world. The Project 0 movement provides funds to finish projects all over the globe that have started but have stalled due to lack of support. Together we will put 30% of the ocean under protection by 2030, restore fisheries, rebuild coral reefs and mangroves, and clean up the ocean.
Here are but a few projects that we are working to complete:
PROTECTING AND RESTORING MANGROVES, CARIBBEAN
Mangroves are resilient trees that root in the mud below shallow waters, providing shelter from predators for young reef fish species. Mangroves play a key role in mitigating climate change, sequestering up to 50 times more carbon than other ecosystems. They also dissipate the force of tropical storms and reduce damage to coastal communities. The sale of the waves in the Wave Walk will raise funds to protect and restore mangrove forests on the island of Grenada.
THE EAST CHINA SEA
Many of the world’s fisheries are overexploited or depleted. This is not only an ecological disaster, but also a looming disaster for those who rely on fishing for their income and to populations who rely on fish as a source of food. The sale of the waves in the Wave Walk will raise funds to conduct urgently needed scientific research in the East China Sea so that a plan can be made to support the sustainability of these important waters.
CREATION OF A CHAIN OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS in THE AZORES
The Azores are islands in the Atlantic that are home to diverse fauna. These spectacular waters have some of Earth’s tallest mountains – below the sea - as well as deep hydrothermal vents, and sea mounts. The Azores are an important migratory route for humpback whales, blue whales, devil rays, dolphins and other incredible sea creatures. The Azores are a marine biodiversity hot spot, a global treasure that is under threat from deep sea mining and overfishing. The sale of the waves in the Wave Walk will raise funds to create a chain of marine protected areas in the Azores.
FISHERIES ENFORCEMENT, MEDITERRANEAN
Project 0’s grant will scale up The Black Fish’s operation to combat illegal fishing, creating the largest civilian enforcement operation in the Mediterranean. This innovative program can be scaled up effectively around the world.
SUSTAINABLE FISHERY IN LYME BAY, UK, ATLANTIC OCEAN
Project 0 is working with Blue Marine Foundation to secure this multiple year project that has turned around Lyme Bay from a struggling fishery to a protected ecosystem that is functioning for fishermen and benefitting the health of the ocean. Project 0 aims to work with Blue Marine on scaling up this innovative strategy around the world.
COOK ISLANDS MARINE PARK, PACIFIC OCEAN
Project 0 is working with partners to facilitate the completion of a 1.1 million sq km marine protected area in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands tropical waters are home to abundant marine life including pristine coral reefs, tropical fish species, migratory whales, dolphins, turtles, and rare sea birds. Project 0 has made a commitment to partners in the Cook Islands to see the marine park through to completion.
Billion Oyster Project
New York City
Project 0 is working with New York City's Billion Oyster Project, who are reseeding all of the city's waterways with oysters. Oysters were once in abundance here and provided filters to clean the water. Where the oysters have reseeded, they see an almost instantaneous positive change in the ecosystem, with cleaner water that supports new life for grasses, fish, eels and sea birds. BOP has an amazing facility and high school on Governor's Island. The oysters are grown and planted by thousands of low income New York City school kids. It's an incredible program that we're really proud to be supporting.
Obonjan, Croatia – Adriatic Sea
Project 0 is working with the island of Obonjan on a long-term marine program, beginning in 2016 with the creation of a marine conservation strategy. This project will be the first of its kind in the Adriatic. Despite being a highly populated, trafficked and visited, the Adriatic has almost no conservation strategy. We're changing this. Project 0 and partners Blue Marine Foundation and Seacology will begin with Obonjan, and plan to replicate the program throughout the Adriatic and the Mediterranean to create a network of protected areas that will benefit both the ocean and the people that depend on it for their livelihoods.