The SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION is committed to protecting our oceans by funding research, education, awareness and conservation projects focusing on the major threats to the marine environment. Learn about the five threats, discover what we are doing, and find outhow you can help.
From a small not-for-profit organisation funding just five projects, in less than 10 years, the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) has grown to become a major player in the fight to save the world’s oceans and the wealth of marine life they contain. During that time the SOSF has provided financial and, equally important, practical assistance to over 150 marine research and conservation projects spread around the world.
REACH is SOSF’s multi-faceted approach which ensures that the projects we are funding have a positive impact across a wide audience.
What we do
The oceans are in trouble. We are at a crossroads in history, and the actions we take – or fail to take – in the next decade will decisively impact the future of our seas and of our planet. Since 2003, the Save Our Seas Foundation has sponsored more than 150 projects in 42 countries in the areas of Research, Education, Awareness and Conservation.
Our team consists of a passionate group of people who are dedicated to marine conservation. Our core operations are handled by a small team located in various offices around the world. Besides these we also have a group of senior advisors and ambassadors who support our cause; a science and conservation panel who drive strategy in these areas and a media and public relations panel.
SOSF is an international organisation with projects around the world. We have a few small administration offices in key places but the real work happens in the field with the project leaders we support.
Headquarters in Switzerland:
6 RUE BELLOT, 1206, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Save Our Seas Shark Centre South Africa:
28 MAIN RD, KALK BAY, CAPE TOWN
Save Our Seas Shark Centre USA:
LOCATED IN THE OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTER OF NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Working with others
The challenges we’re facing are immense. We’re just one organisation among many trying to do valuable work in preserving the health of our oceans. Wherever possible we try to work with other organisations whose interests align with ours.
We are always excited to hear about marine conservation and environmental education projects being undertaken or planned around the world. If you have a project or an idea which falls within one of the Foundation’s priority areas for action you may be eligible for a grant to assist in the work. Grants may be awarded for research projects, conservation actions, public awareness initiatives or environmental education activities.
A high proportion of grants are awarded for projects focussed on threatened species of sharks and rays, but those concerned with other internationally important marine species, habitats or locations, may also be supported, as may imaginative marine public awareness and environmental projects of a more general nature.
As all our administration and running costs are already covered by a private fund, any money we receive from public donations goes directly to the amazing individuals and projects we support. Please visit our donate page for more information.
For general organisation, administrative and funding related enquiries, as well as any other questions about the marine environment, please use our contact form. For footage library requests please see our footage library page.
The Save Our Seas Foundation is a registered international not-for-profit foundation in Switzerland (Reg No: 081.351.201). Save Our Seas Foundation (US) Inc. is a registered US nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.