Our Impact

Impact-First

Our work is focused on building significant long-term impacts here and now. Whether it is what we do today or build for the future, to us, it is always impact first.

Our sustainable development goals

Our MPA work is aligned with the United Nations Development Programme’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). 

Impact metrics

There are five identified and agreed upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are being monitored in each Marine Protected Area (MPA).

Regeneration of coral reef ecosystems 

Regeneration of mangrove ecosystems

Recovery of species from overfishing and illegal destructive fishing

Improved catch by coastal fishers

Job creation in the MPAs and reef-positive enterprises

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We are actively enabling ocean-positive environmental and societal impacts through:

Life-below-water
Life below water

SDG14

Regeneration of coral reef ecosystems and endangered species – we focus on reducing harmful fishing practices through a combination of enhanced law enforcement, long-term community engagement programmes and developing alternative ways of earning a living.

No-poverty
Poverty reduction

SDG1

Reduction of poverty by helping coastal communities to sustainably increase fishery productivity and to develop alternative sources of protein.

Gender-equality
Gender equality

SDG5

We work towards gender equality via female-focused job creation and training.

Climate-action
Climate action

SDG13

Increasing climate change resilience and contributing to climate risk mitigation through improving the health of natural marine and coastal ecosystems, and protection for coastal communities from climate change-derived high-energy events.

Economic-growth
Economic growth

SDG8

We are growing sustainable tourism and small-scale aquaculture to create jobs and increase economic growth.

Partnerships
Partnerships

SDG17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

© Background image: Thomas Vignaud

We are actively enabling ocean-positive environmental and societal impacts through:

Life-below-water
Life below water

SDG14

Regeneration of coral reef ecosystems and endangered species – we focus on reducing harmful fishing practices through a combination of enhanced law enforcement, long-term community engagement programmes and developing alternative ways of earning a living.

No-poverty
Poverty reduction

SDG1

Reduction of poverty by helping coastal communities to sustainably increase fishery productivity and to develop alternative sources of protein.

Gender-equality
Gender equality

SDG5

We work towards gender equality via female-focused job creation and training.

Climate-action
Climate action

SDG13

Increasing climate change resilience and contributing to climate risk mitigation through improving the health of natural marine and coastal ecosystems, and protection for coastal communities from climate change-derived high-energy events.

Economic-growth
Economic growth

SDG8

We are growing sustainable tourism and small-scale aquaculture to create jobs and increase economic growth.

Partnerships
Partnerships

SDG17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

We are performance-oriented and adhere to rigorous standards for revenue and conservation strategy execution.

Our MPAs apply a risk-based assessment process to prioritise protection and management. We take a zonal approach that covers both sea and coastline, and use scientific methods and engineering solutions based on data-driven insights.

Impact measurement

Through the support of our partners, we are implementing new impact measurement tools to improve impact metric methodology for the health of marine habitats around key areas such as  sustainable fisheries, water quality, reef health, and tourism carrying capacity.

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Impact reporting

We generate monthly progress reports as well as in-depth quarterly reports to investors and share our annual impact reports with all stakeholders, including national and regional governments, community groups, and, of course, MPA employees.

We are entirely transparent and accountable in all our processes.

Our impact in the field

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Fighting illegal and unsustainable fishing

Helping overfished stocks to recover

Reduction of land-based pollution

Introducing responsible ecotourism practices

Reduction of physical destruction on coral reefs

Preserving mangroves from deforestation

Creation of jobs and livelihoods for coastal fisher households

Reducing poverty through increased fisheries production

Increasing climate change resilience and contributing to climate mitigation

Protecting threatened sea turtles

Reducing bycatch of threatened species such as sharks and turtles

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