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We at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity believe that the marine ecosystem is a priceless asset of the biosphere. We believe that marine life is as essential as terrestrial life in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. Biodiversity is a delicate balance of ecosystems, and thus, damage to habitats or its total loss is a loss for mankind as well.

Thus, we work with dedicated and passionate people to ensure a sustainable future where all marine species, great and small, can continue existing without the threat of extinction. We utilize sound scientific principles, statutes and laws, and informative media to ensure that our mission is sustained.

Our Work

Urban Wildlands

Urban Wildlands

Coastal communities, especially densely populated ones, can also be considered as urban coastal communities. Some species can adapt and be domesticated to co-exist with humans. In some occasions, human settlements tend to introduce invasive species which in turn could affect the proximate coastal marine ecosystem, thereby affecting the marine biodiversity. Thus, urban “wildlands” should also focus on sustainable land development, especially in the fringes of urban settlements were wildlands are present. In these mentioned places, some species could be endangered and threatened either through a combination of habitat destruction, relentless hunting, and/or the introduction of invasive species that disrupt the local ecosystem. The center is ...
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Public Lands Work

Public Lands Work

In the United States, almost half of its land area is owned by the American public and managed on their behalf by government agencies. A good number of water bodies pass through these public lands, hence any pollution or environmentally-destructive activities done along these water bodies can potentially affect marine life as well. Due to that, the Centre for Marine Biodiversity also uses a wide variety of its resources at its disposal in order to ensure that public lands are helpful in preserving the rich biological diversity present in the marine environment. Ocean ecosystems are interconnected with terrestrial ecosystems, which is why well-maintained public lands ...
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Population and Sustainability Work

Population and Sustainability Work

Rapid human population growth is a factor that aggravates overconsumption, economic inequality, and pollution. It is one of the major causes of critical environmental problems like wanton habitat destruction, overfishing, and climate change. While humans are not always the enemy, the centre promotes population control in order to curb runaway human population growth. These include pressuring governments to empower reproductive health of women, universal access to health care and sex education, and paradigm shifts in order to promote the idea that population growth in some areas is a factor in their continued status as an underdeveloped country. Milestones:
  • Promoted reproductive health among various partner ...
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International Work

International Work

Protecting marine biodiversity is a global task. Ocean ecosystems are interconnected, and thus no country has a “monopoly” of responsibility when it comes to protecting these species. The center is committed to protecting marine species located in the world’s vast oceans. All kinds of species; even those that are even very much distinct from each other such as the Okinawa dugong, the polar bear, and the hawksbill turtles are covered by the scope of the center’s hard work. We take pride in involving ourselves to take action and utilize standing international biodiversity protection treaties and trade laws to ensure the survival of many species. With ...
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Oceans Work

Oceans Work

The oceans around the world are so vast that they cover about 362 million square kilometers, which is around 70.9% of the Earth's surface. Therefore, the scope of protecting marine biodiversity is a gargantuan task – almost as if one is literally carrying the earth in their shoulders. A lot of problems may occur, especially at areas near human settlements – including overfishing, coral reef destruction, oil drilling, mangrove forest decimation, climate change, and acidification of oceans – which can threaten marine biodiversity. The center tackles this problem as part of its international work and advocacy. We believe that the oceans, being vast, contain havens ...
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Environmental Health Work

Environmental Health Work

The Centre for Marine Biodiversity wants to ensure the safety of marine biodiversity from an array of usually anthropogenic toxic substances. We believe that every product of human industrialization has effects on the health of not only humans but also other species. The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century introduced countless novel products which in turn caused the release of numerous kinds of pollutants into the environment. While industrialization was not necessarily an evil development, it is careless and unsustainable industrialization that is the bane of modern civilization. Such careless and unsustainable industrialization is usually driven by the greed of the few, allowing a lot ...
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