We need oceans to keep us alive
The Foundation promotes the management of the ocean enormous resources sustainably and take initiatives to avoid destruction of habitats, species depletion,
pollution and other threats faced by the ocean and that often goes unnoticed because the scars are not as evident as they are on land.
Mirpuri Foundation is deeply committed to the conservation of the ocean and its marine life. Half of the oxygen that every human being breathes comes from the ocean. We need oceans to keep us alive and our oceans are dying.
A number of species are now extinct or endangered. The Atlantic gray whale, last sighted in 1740, is now extinct due to European and Native American Whaling. The Hawaiian and Mediterranean monk seals are considered to be one of the most endangered marine mammals on the planet. The
last sighting of the Caribbean monk seal was in 1952, and it is now been confirmed extinct. Sea Turtles, namely the green turtles are globally endangered. The Pacific Bluefin tuna, targeted by the fishing industry for its use in sushi and sashimi, is now at extinction risk.
The biggest threat to the oceans is the human being and its acts (i.e pollution, overfishing, etc). Mirpuri Foundation sponsors projects that can help determine how to
best protect and conserve marine species and ecosystems as well as how to better educate the public and stakeholders and lobbying for conservation law and policies.