Save The Waves Coalition

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Resources

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: 2007-Ongoing

Description:

Save The Waves protects coastal ecosystems around the world through innovative strategies in partnership with local communities. Utilizing a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action, Save The Waves partners with locals to preserve their coastal resources and in turn strengthen their communities. Through our World Surfing Reserves program we protect amazing surf spots and coastlines, by working on long-term conservation through outreach, planning and community capacity building. Through Surfonomics we determine the economic value of a wave and surfing to local communities to help decision makers make choices to protect the value of their coast and waves. When an epic wave or coastline is under threat from poorly planned development or pollution, we mount campaigns to educate the public and take direct action through our Endangered Waves and Branded Campaigns. Save The Waves Coalition is the only nonprofit that is focused exclusively on conservation of surfing coastlines on an international scale. Our goal is to proactively address the issues that can harm this unique ecosystem, focused on the following: Coastal Development, Water Quality & Watersheds, Sea Level Rise & Coastal Erosion, Marine Debris, Reefs, and Access.

Contact: Trent Hodgs, Save The Waves Coalition

Initiative Website: https://www.savethewaves.org/