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This weekend is the International Coastal Cleanup


Become a voice for the ocean

Our ocean faces many threats like the onslaught of ocean trash, overfishing and ocean acidification. With the help of donors like you, Ocean Conservancy is developing innovative solutions to save our ocean. Thank you for your donation today.

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Trash Free Seas®

Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it.

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The clock is ticking; we must confront this challenge before plastics overwhelm the ocean.

George Leonard, Chief Scientist
Beach Cleanup

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.

Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

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Our Stories

  • “When faced with what seems like a daily barrage of bad news about human impacts on the ocean in the Arctic, I find hope and inspiration in the resurgence of women, indigenous people and young people finding their voices and taking action to make a difference.”

    Becca Robbins Gisclair
    Senior Director, Arctic Programs
  • “Plastics now pollute all dimensions of our ocean from the sea surface to the seafloor, on remote beaches and in Arctic sea ice. The impact ocean plastics have on marine species is well documented, but increasingly scientists are concerned about the potential threat of plastics to species at the top of the marine food chain: humans.”

    Nick Mallos
    Senior Director, Trash Free Seas® Program