Oceanus Conservation serves to protect and restore carbon-rich marine habitats (‘blue carbon’) and the surrounding wildlife to contribute to the conservation, education, and community development of the Filipino people. It believes in sustaining biodiversity in order to provide ecosystem services such as food security for the Filipino people in the upcoming years.
It has worked on many projects such as coral reef monitoring and blue carbon conservation. It emphasises community development and ocean education for Filipino people. Oceanus Conservation believes in the need of resilience in local communities in changing environments. It hopes to do to this by increasing access to resources to build knowledge whilst offering capacity strengthening and education opportunities. Its goal is to sustainably maintain food security for future generations.
Oceanus Conservation has been working on creating ocean storybooks for local children in communities, and also widen their outreach by translated these books to other international languages. Synchronicity Earth are supporting Oceanus Conservation’s community-based ecological mangrove restoration programme through the More Than Carbon initiative.