LGT Venture Philanthropy partners with National Geographic Pristine Seas to protect and restore marine life


Pristine Seas works with local communities, governments and partners to establish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to help the ocean recover and restore biodiversity, protect carbon stocks and improve livelihoods.


LGT VP is excited to announce its new engagement to support Pristine Seas. 

Enric Sala, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, founded Pristine Seas in 2008 to address the challenges of overfishing and ocean exploitation. Pristine Seas uses a combination of science, exploration, media and policy strategy to achieve the establishment of MPAs, where fishing and other damaging activities are banned. The organization has been instrumental in the creation of 23 of the largest MPAs worldwide, covering an area twice the size of India or 6.5 million km2. The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, and shelters an incredible diversity of life, yet only 7% is currently protected. Through 2030, Pristine Seas will work with its partners to establish 40 new MPAs and catalyze the global community to protect at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.

Pristine Seas’ work directly aligns with LGT VP’s environment strategy, which focuses on protecting or regenerating marine and terrestrial ecosystems, empowering local communities and protecting the Commons, combating Climate Change in the process.

Read the full press release here.

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