We need our oceans to stay alive
The Foundation promotes the management of vast ocean resources and their sustainability. It carries out initiatives to avoid the destruction of habitats, the depletion of
species, pollution and other threats faced by oceans that often go unnoticed because underwater the scarring is not as evident and visible as the one we see 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 grey whale, last sighted in 1740, is now extinct due to 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 has now been confirmed extinct. Sea Turtles, namely green turtles, are globally endangered. The Pacific Bluefin tuna, targeted by the fishing industry for its use in sushi and sashimi, is now at risk for extinction.
The biggest threat to our oceans are human beings and actions such as ocean pollution and over-fishing amongst others. The Mirpuri Foundation sponsors projects that can help determine how best to protect
and conserve marine species and their ecosystems, as well as how to better educate and create awareness for the public and stakeholders while simultaneously lobbying for conservation laws and policies.