United Nations
Promoting the Creation of Highly Protected Marine Reserves
by Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy project (Partnership)
The Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy project commits $30 million over five years in technical support and public education to promote the creation of 15 large-scale marine reserves by 2022. As part of this commitment, the project will continue to collaborate and build capacity with local and indigenous communities to protect their marine environment, support sustainable livelihoods, and increase climate resiliency.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • No take marine protected area
Support the creation and implementation of 15 large-scale and highly protected marine reserves by 2022
Collaborate and build capacity with local and indigenous communities to protect their environment
Financing (in USD)
30,000,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical support, scientific research and public education
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2017 - December 2021
Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy project, Bertarelli Foundation
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Matt Rand, Director, Mrand@pewtrusts.org, 202-540-6435
Washington, DC, USA
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