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From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.
Our goal is to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet. We educate and empower people to defend not only the ocean and its wildlife, but also the millions who earn their living from the ocean.
Ocean Conservancy mobilizes citizen advocates to facilitate change and protect the ocean for future generations.
Ocean Conservancy champions research and monitoring efforts that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.
Ocean Conservancy has been working for more than four decades to ensure the health of the ocean’s valuable natural resources.
Ocean Conservancy partners with unexpected allies to develop cross-cutting solutions that lead to lasting change.
Ocean Conservancy is committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation.
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up waterways and the ocean.
We’ve worked with you to fight for a healthy ocean since 1972—thank you for four decades of support.
In 1972, Ocean Conservancy began as a small organization with a simple purpose: to fight for a healthy ocean.
Over the next four decades, our supporters helped us stay at the forefront of this issue as we developed concrete solutions that ensure a healthy ocean for generations to come. With each victory, you’ve helped us use science to inform our work with partners as diverse as our supporters — from fishing communities to major businesses.
Over the years, you’ve helped us:
But the increasing risks to ocean health make our work today more important than ever.
When the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010 produced the largest accidental marine oil spill in history, we capitalized on our two decades of experience in the region to take a leading role in the assessment and restoration of damage.
With your support, our work in the Gulf continues today with efforts to advocate for science-based restoration plans that ensure this environmentally and economically important region’s full recovery become a reality.
Since 1989, the International Coastal Cleanup has become one of the hallmarks of our work, growing from 12 sites along the Texas coast to more than 6,000 sites in more than 100 countries. With the help of the more than 9 million volunteers, we’ve been able to remove over 145 million pounds of debris in just under three decades.
But there’s still significant work to be done.
Every day, we need to engage a wide range of competing ocean interests to ensure balanced, sustainable use of the ocean’s resources, restore important habitats and help existing ecosystems adapt to a changing environment if we hope to protect the planet’s valuable marine resources in the decades to come.
The challenges confronting our global environment and the needs of the world’s human populations have never been greater; the future, quite literally, is in the balance.
Every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. But our planet is experiencing an unprecedented drawdown of these resources, and it is only by protecting nature and its gifts – a stable climate, fresh water, healthy oceans and reliable food – that we can ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere.
Armed with a new mission and strategy and inspired by the values that guide us, we aim to influence the course of global development, demonstrating to governments, institutions and corporations alike that a path that values nature is essential for human well-being – and the well-being of all life on our planet.
Conservation once focused on preserving natural areas as untouched relics of the past. All that changed in a Washington, DC hotel room on a cold January night in 1987, when a small group of pioneers single-handedly redefined conservation. Instead of keeping places intact as relics of the past, it envisioned conservation as a working model of the future – a future in which people lived in harmony with nature.
Conservation International has made this future a reality with the support of an ever-expanding list of key players. For more than twenty years, we have empowered communities in jungles and deserts to make conservation part of their livelihoods. From early partnerships with Patagonia and Starbucks to our ground-breaking relationship with Wal-Mart, we’ve worked with companies large and small to make conservation part of their business model. Governments from Costa Rica to China have worked with us to make conservation a core component of their national policies. Throughout this process, every strategy, every action has been guided by ground-breaking science.
Today, the world has caught up with us. Governments, businesses, and individuals on every continent recognize that we must balance our needs with nature for a better future. Meanwhile, we continue to make history, developing the tools necessary to protect nature for future generations.
The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America’s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.
Founded in 1978, NAPO is the strongest unified voice supporting law enforcement officers in the United States. NAPO represents more than 1,000 police units and associations, over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers, and more than 100,000 citizens who share a common dedication to fair and effective crime control and law enforcement.
Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nation’s capital. From issues of federal funding of State law enforcement and anti-terrorism efforts, to federal policy on employee health, pensions, and other benefits, the actions of Congress and the Administration significantly impact public safety interests. These interests must be vigorously protected in light of the vital role law enforcement officers play in maintaining the peace and security of American society. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned.
NAPO has achieved a number of solid legislative and administrative victories for its members. The following list includes examples of NAPO’s accomplishments:
In addition to NAPO’s numerous legislative victories, the following list includes areas where NAPO continues to fight for America’s law enforcement officers and increased public safety:
NAPO not only works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned, but also works hard to maintain the welfare of our members in the law enforcement community.
NAPO will continue to actively work to improve the laws and policies of the United States for the benefit of our members and the public at large. What happens in Washington, D.C. can have a very real and direct impact on the line officer in every department in this country. NAPO works to ensure that law enforcement will continue to have a seat at the table when the important decisions of our towns, our counties, our states, and our nation are made.
One of the principal missions of the Macular Degeneration Association that distinguishes us from other Macular organizations is our focus on patient education that enables macular patients and their caregivers to live fuller and more comfortable lives with macular degeneration. Our seminars and conferences offer life-changing tools and knowledge for persons affected by macular degeneration.
The Macular Degeneration Association is a nonprofit health organization providing macular research, information and advocacy. MDA is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to educating and empowering age-related macular degeneration patients all across the world.
Age-related macular degeneration is an increasingly prevalent degenerative eye disease, affecting millions of aging seniors. The mission of MDA is to educate patients on the latest advances in treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, our focus extends far beyond diagnosed patients. We are committed to the senior population at large, those most at risk of developing macular degeneration.
Our goal is to provide information about risk factors, genetic predisposition, and proper diagnosis, as well as preventative efforts and treatment options that will likely reduce the most adverse effect of AMD, blindness.
MDA is passionate about funding and developing sophisticated patient education and advocacy programs designed to improve macular patients’ quality of life. This is accomplished through the Association’s patient education conferences and seminars held nationwide.
The Association honors its commitment to prioritizing patient education by aligning itself with experts in the macular field, investigating retina-related scientific breakthroughs, and disseminating new scientific advances to macular patients across the world.
We strongly believe that providing support, education and empowerment to the millions of people living with age-related macular degeneration will improve patient quality of life, and energize the retina field to develop advances in treating AMD. It is our hope that encouraging knowledge and awareness will ultimately lead to a cure.