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Our Impact

Celebrating a decade of impact.

Explore SeaLegacy’s enduring impact on ocean conservation.

SeaLegacy has a powerful history as a major force in the ocean conservation space, driving change through key initiatives, projects, and conservation wins.

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Protecting Orcas in Norway’s Arctic

In one of SeaLegacy’s first major victories in ocean conservation, our team set out to Lofoten in Northern Norway to help protect the region’s thousands of orcas against oil drilling. Lofoten’s breathtaking landscape, characterized by ancient fjords and snow-capped mountains, provided the backdrop for a growing campaign aimed at preserving the pristine marine habitat against oil exploration. Through the power of visual storytelling, we collaborated with dedicated activists to garner global attention and inspire local officials to take action, ultimately halting oil drilling activities within the fragile ecosystem. The journey brought us face-to-face with one of our ocean’s most iconic species in the heart of the Arctic, forever solidifying our commitment to protecting marine wildlife.

landscape of a coral reef in Timor-Leste

In 2019, SeaLegacy set out to film and photograph the deep and profound relationship between the Timorese and the sea. Working closely with community members and leaders, we created compelling visual stories to help reconnect the people of Timor-Leste with the ocean and inspire action to protect their wildlife and local livelihoods.

Timor-Leste: Land of Coral Kingdoms and Mermaids

After securing independence in 2002, the vibrant nation of Timor-Leste steadily began to work towards a way of life that embraced nature and nurtured the health of their ocean. In a land of towering coral kingdoms, you can find a vast array of wildlife flourishing under the management of local communities as well as the famous Wawata Topu–the Mermaids or fisherwomen of Atauro. There are, however, a number of challenges, including illegal fishing, that threaten to undermine these invaluable marine ecosystems. In 2019, SeaLegacy set out to film and photograph the deep and profound relationship between the Timorese and the sea. Working closely with community members and leaders, we created compelling visual stories to help reconnect the people of Timor-Leste with the ocean and inspire action to protect their wildlife and local livelihoods.

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 SeaLegacy pledges to support the 30×30 initiative to protect 30% of our ocean by 2030.

In a global push to protect global marine biodiversity, a growing number of countries have pledged and are taking action to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030, a movement known as ’30×30.’

Underwater, side-view of gray shark swimming close to the surface of water

A beacon of hope now shines across our seas. All around our blue planet, a once overlooked group of species heavily targeted for their fins and meat will now have an opportunity to recover. Governments from around the world have recognized their importance and taken action to protect their future.

54 Species of sharks protected under Panama’s Proposal 37 at CITES

A beacon of hope now shines across our seas. All around our blue planet, a once overlooked group of species heavily targeted for their fins and meat will now have an opportunity to recover. Governments from around the world have recognized their importance and taken action to protect their future.

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Establish highly and fully protected marine protected areas (MPAs) prove to not impact industrial fishing.

A new publication from our dedicated partners, concludes that creating MPAs does not impact the fishing industry’s yield. This work further solidifies the effectiveness of MPAs as a solution for all in improving our ocean’s health.