Our Partners

Conservation collaboration

At Blue Alliance we are working together with governments, local communities, and partners to co-create change. With our partnerships, we are able to achieve more.

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Working together to co-create change

We believe in creating collaborative partnerships with partners who also believe in impact first – impact on coral reefs and impact on their local communities. We thank all our partners for their trust and commitment to biodiversity conservation.

Long-term government partners

We work together with regional and national authorities to deliver on their sustainability promises. Each MPA success is the result of collaborative work between local authorities and the local Blue Alliance entity.

By delegating the day-to-day management of MPAs to Blue Alliance and our local partners, governments can focus on core functions such as regulation and compliance.

They also have an oversight role, including approving the annual objectives and plans for each MPA based on insights from an advisory committee made up of local stakeholders.

Government Partners

In each country where Blue Alliance operates, we work closely with local authorities as part of our proven co-management approach: 

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Province of Oriental Mindoro
  • Local Governments Units of Baco, Calapan, Puerto Galera, and San Teodoro

In 2021, the local government units of Baco, Calapan, Puerto Galera, and San Teodoro signed agreements with Blue Alliance for the delegated management of the North Oriental Mindoro MPA network. In the Philippines, local government units enjoy total autonomy in the management of their municipal waters. The agreements will run for 10 years (renewable) and define a clear distribution of roles and obligations in the day-to-day management of the MPAs within the network. In addition, with support from our partner, UNDP Philippines, our approach has been officially endorsed by the central government (Ministry of Environment) and the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro.

  • Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation

In 2013, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) signed a co-management agreement with the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association (TASA) for the management and administration of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve.  MBECA’s mission is to increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through a thriving Blue Economy development pathway that is harmonized; innovative and socially just; and supported by a robust, science-based management regime of aquatic resources and space. The overall goal is to improve the livelihood of all Belizeans. MBECA seeks to ensure a sustainable and resilient fisheries sector that effectively contributes to food security and the socio-economic development of Belize.

  • Ministry of Marine and Fisheries of Central Sulawesi Province
  • The Directorate General of Marine and Fisheries Resources Surveillance (PSDKP)

In 2021, the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries of Central Sulawesi Province signed an agreement with Blue Alliance for the collaborative management of the Banggai Dalaka Conservation Areas (KKP3K zone), including the three regencies of Kabupaten Banggai, Kepulauan Banggai, and Banggai Laut. The coastal area between 0 and 12 nautical miles from the shoreline falls under the authority of the provincial government. UPTD (Unit Pengelola Teknis Dinas) is a technical unit responsible for facilitating the management of the MPA as an extension of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Service of the Provincial Government.

  • Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries

In August 2023, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries (MBEF) of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar signed an agreement with Blue Alliance for the delegated management of the Pemba Channel Conservation Area. The agreement will run for 5 years (renewable), and defines a clear distribution of roles and obligations in the day-to-day management of the Conservation Area.  The MBEF has as its aims the promotion of economic growth, the enhancement of social inclusion, and the improvement of the livelihoods of Zanzibaris, while at the same time ensuring the preservation of environmental sustainability in oceans and coastal areas. The MBEF is responsible for interventions in two key areas: empowering local people to appreciate the true value of engaging in the Blue Economy; and accelerating the structural transformation of Zanzibar's economy through bankable and sustainable investments in the Blue Economy.

Strategic Funding Partners

Our unique blended finance facility provides up-front and early stage working capital for the effective management of MPAs, and implementation of sustainable revenue-generating initiatives. The facility improves investor risk-return profile through diversification across financial instruments, revenue models and projects. It increases the investment size and lowers transaction costs, whilst improving the quality of the project design and execution. We work closely with our funding partners and regularly report on progress. 

We are grateful to the strategic partners who provide funding to enable and support our long-term impacts:

Through the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) support of Blue finance and their local partners, we are building self-sustaining Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines and Zanzibar to help secure a future for marine biodiversity while uplifting sustainable livelihoods for local communities. GFCR’s partnership with Blue Alliance exemplifies our commitment to safeguard Earth’s most climate-resilient reefs through innovative finance.

– Pierre Bardoux, Director of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (UN Multi-Partner Grant Fund)

Conservation Partners

At Blue Alliance, we are proud to collaborate with esteemed conservation partners who share our dedication to protecting marine biodiversity and empowering local communities. Together, we’re making a lasting impact on Marine Protected Areas worldwide.

Blue Economy Partners

By helping small businesses to grow, we unlock revenue streams that can support MPAs. Our task is made easier by the strategic guidance we receive from experts in micro-enterprise development, social entrepreneurship, wildlife monitoring, surveillance, sustainable ecotourism, blue-carbon credits, plastic recycling, fish supply chain, community-based aquaculture, and legal matters.

We collaborate with the following expert partners across various fields of operation:

As a pioneer in sustainable seafood supply chains, we at Blueyou have worked with various stakeholders to deliver equitable and sustainably sourced products to consumers worldwide. Our partnership with Blue Alliance aims to access high-end buyers for sustainable seafood products originating from around the MPAs managed by Blue Alliance. Through innovative business models, a shared commitment to responsible practices, and conservation cross-financing, we seek to reshape the landscape of local production, coastal community revenues and conservation together.

– BlueYou

© Photo credit: Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Partner with us to contribute toward long-lasting change!

Your support will contribute to the critical day-to-day MPA management requirements and to the following impacts as part of our 2030 commitment to the 30×30 biodiversity pledge.

Become a Blue Alliance partner and work with us to regenerate coral reef biodiversity and improve the lives of local communities. Help us to manage Marine Protected Areas for the long term.

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