Protection of animal and marine life
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the biggest and most experienced conservation organizations in the world and is active in more than 100 countries.
The IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is an active organization with more than 300 experienced activists, experts of law and politics, and internationally recognized scientists, with branch offices in 16 countries all around the globe. They try to enforce sustainable solutions in the protection of animals and the environment which serve animal and human needs.
The goal of this organization is the protection of the aquatic mammals in South America and to preserve their habitats. This is all about whales, dolphins, otters, seals and manatees.
The Shark Project is an international initiative to protect and study sharks. Internationally recognized scientists from several countries all around the world, dedicated conservationists and shark enthusiasts have joined forces here to inform about this unfortunately still misunderstood animal.
The Shark Alliance is an cooperation of global active, nonprofit organizations, with the goal to protect sharks.
Reef Check is probably the biggest international program in which recreational divers and marine scientists are involved in. The primary goal is to collect data and information about the condition of reefs and to get with these facts an idea of the human impact on reefs worldwide.
Coral Reef Alliance
Unfortunately people often forget that coral reefs are the foundation of all life in the water. Therefore this organization is specialized in the protection of coral reefs.
This organization cooperates with sailors and divers worldwide. The goal is to help people and animals in countries on the coast.
Sea turtles are seriously threatened with extinction. The Turtle Foundation is committed to the worldwide protection of these animals and is focused specifically on individual manageable and achievable projects.
The Turtle Hospital
Located in the United States of Amerika (Florida Keys), the Turtle Hospital takes care of animals which wer4e having an accident. They receive medical care and get well cared for until they can be released into the wild again.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the pioneers on consumer awareness of foodstuff coming from the sea.
Baltic Sea Heritage Rescue Project
The non-profit organization was founded in July 2018 in Klaipeda (Lithuania) by R. Schön, S. Kerkau (member of the
Women Divers Hall of Fame - Class 2019, author, UW photo and video photographer) and L. Duoblys, Specializing in ghost nets on deep wrecks. They are currently operating in the waters off the coast of Lithuania but the project is set to expand into other areas of the Baltic Sea in the near future.