Marine ecosystems are essential for human survival, wealth, and well-being, and are the Earth’s biggest life support system. As a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas, Marine Conservation Institute uses the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world and then advocates for their protection. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations to identify key threats to areas in the sea and then build workable solutions. Our unique effectiveness comes from our vision, expertise and our willingness to partner with others. Since starting as the vision of one person in 1996, Marine Conservation Institute, a nonprofit organization, has become a major catalyst in the effort to save our planet, the most pressing challenge of our time.