MarAlliance needs your support

We received some good news: we are in the running for a 30k Euro grant with European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to help protect neonate scalloped hammerheads and their nursery habitat in Cabo Verde, and projects are chosen based on highest votes. Vote for our project and if comfortable doing so, please share widely and urge your friends to support the conservation of these fabulous hammerheads:

Voting must take place prior to October 21st.

Do please vote for our awesome project and share widely with your friends.

Allied For Marine Wildlife

MarAlliance explores, enables and inspires positive change for threatened marine wildlife, their critical habitats and dependent human communities.



MarAlliance explores the tropical seas and conducts innovative and participatory science. We seek to answer key research questions and provide information to support the effective management and conservation of large marine wildlife and their critical habitats.



Successful and sustained conservation requires a committed constituency of empowered partners. MarAlliance is creating a network of talented practitioners to to conduct marine science and both enable and evaluate conservation impact.



Creating champions for marine wildlife is key to the sustainability of populations of threatened species and the habitats they depend on. We inspire and engage the public to become informed, educated and enthusiastic advocates for the sea.

Explore, enable, inspire.

We care for threatened marine wildlife, their critical habitats and dependent human communities.

What we do

Spanning oceans.

Global issues require global efforts. We are currently active in nine locations around the world.

Where we work

So much in common.

A thirst for knowledge, respect for our natural environment and passion for all marine species.

Who we are

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