Science Without Borders®: Conserving the Tropics

Science Without Borders®: Conserving the Tropics

Science Without Borders®: Conserving the Tropics 2000 1334 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Khaled Bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) – United States of America (USA)

Humanity depends on healthy and diverse ecosystems. Mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs host some of the highest biodiversity on Earth. They provide habitat, food, and breeding grounds for marine life, and food, income, and protection to communities. However, these fragile ecosystems are rapidly being degraded.

The Living Oceans Foundation spent 10 years mapping and surveying the world’s reefs, collecting an array of data, conducting outreach and education activities, and establishing a baseline status of the world’s reefs and nearshore habitats.

The Science Without Borders® project will leverage this dataset for conservation, using it to improve the monitoring and management of coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests. Using our network of in-country partners, this project will allow us to bring science, outreach, and education programs to SIDS and LDCs, engage communities, improve ocean literacy, and develop science-based solutions to conserve tropical marine ecosystems.

Start Date: 01/07/2022
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Liz Thompson (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food
ocean_basins: Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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