About the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)

Marine Conservation Institute, recognizing the need for more and better ocean protection, is leading a major initiative to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.  The Global Ocean Refuge System is an innovative strategy to incentivize decision makers to establish protected areas that safeguard marine life and promote opportunities for sustainable tourism.  In 2017, we awarded our first Global Ocean Refuges: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. We continue working to secure partners and investors to help make GLORES a success.  We invite you to join us on our journey to secure lasting conservation for our oceans.

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