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:
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.
Coral reef and mANGROVE RESTORATION IN
ST. VINCENTS-GRENADINES, CARIBBEAN
Project 0 is working with The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean to restore mangroves and rebuild coral reefs. Coral reefs and mangrove forests are critical for building coastal resilience by reducing exposure, erosion and flooding. Mangroves store carbon and thus mitigate climate extremes. This strategy here will be replicated around the Caribbean, and can be replicated 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.