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Our philosophy

We have funded over 200 projects in over 50 countries across the globe. Each project strives for deeper understanding and more innovative solutions in marine research, conservation and education. With more than a decade of experience notched up, we look forward to the next decade as an ongoing evolution and refining process. We continue to grow and learn as a foundation, seeking out and supporting the best and brightest people whose innovative projects make a real and lasting impact for the health of our oceans – and ultimately for every person on the planet.


Good science is essential because in order to conserve anything, you must begin by understanding it.


Learning yields understanding and inspiration, which give rise to action and ultimately lead to change.


We support projects that will have a direct, measurable impact for conservation at a local or global scale.


We have carved out a niche in the world of shark and ray conservation.


Nurturing young people and early career professionals, whom we prioritise through various funding opportunities, will sustain ocean conservation in the long term.


We work closely with our project leaders during their funding period to encourage them and to facilitate collaboration between them.


We share science beyond the boundaries of scientific publications through online, print and multimedia channels.


We look for innovative approaches and new technology that will help achieve research, conservation and education gains.


We offer long-term support to a few select conservation projects through partnerships, and to the Save Our Seas Foundation research and education centres around the world.