Protecting the Cook Islands
Oceans 5 supports a local conservation organization and traditional Maori leaders working to create a large marine park in the Southern Cook Islands.Learn More
Oceans 5 is an international funders’ collaborative comprised of new and experienced philanthropists dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans. We focus our investments and support on large, opportunistic projects and campaigns to establish marine reserves and constrain overfishing.
We prefer time-bound efforts involving multiple organizations working toward common policy objectives. Our work focuses on projects to stop overfishing and to establish marine reserves, the two highest ecological priorities identified by marine scientists. We are inspired by opportunities, particularly ones that can bring lasting benefits to coastal communities.
We analyze opportunities, solicit proposals and, sometimes, help co-create projects. We also engage and assist members of our own collaborative to help projects succeed and to strengthen ocean conservation philanthropy.
Our Partners and Members direct our work. We are a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., with highly qualified staff and exceptionally low overhead.
Oceans 5 is supporting several other collaborative projects which are expected to deliver significant results in 2014. The Oceans 5 Board recently authorized several new projects that we expect will deliver additional results in future years.
Oceans 5 is pleased to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided $2 million dedicated to projects that aim to stop overfishing and establish marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.