Sponsoring the MarineBio Conservation Society
Why sponsor MarineBio?
Many companies are seriously "going green" these days. Raise the profile of your commitment to the environment by sponsoring MarineBio and make blue the new green. If the oceans aren't protected, going green will be a moot point. People are increasingly aware that the planet is in trouble, but tend to forget that 71% of the planet is ocean. MarineBio is educating people about the problems facing the ocean and about the wonderful creatures threatened in turn. Your sponsorship will not only help us reach more people, it will enhance your reputation by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. We will acknowledge your support on our sponsors page, which can include a link to your corporate responsibility page. MarineBio's millions of annual visitors will learn more about what your company is doing toward a sustainable future, which will help you generate brand loyalty. It's win/win!
Sponsor the MarineBio Conservation Society and:
- Gain exposure to a global audience (~67% U.S.). MarineBio's consumer and professional network consists of: marine biologists and other scientists, naturalists, underwater photographers, fishermen, travel representatives, divers and dive operators, educators, high school and college students, kids, and parents. We have a worldwide constituency of all ages from all walks of life.
- Each month, the MarineBio Network which includes MarineBio.org and the MarineBio Blog, receives a monthly average of between 150,000 - 1,000,000 unique visitors and serves more than 400,000 pages monthly on average.
- You benefit four ways:
- You support important work that is helping to raise awareness of the importance of marine life, the environment, and the many threats they both face.
- You increase your online visibility through a marine science education, research, and conservation website with a diverse audience.
- You demonstrate your commitment to the protection of the ocean and marine life — corporate environmental responsibility impresses your market and helps generate brand loyalty.
- Your sponsorship is tax deductible and 100% of your sponsorship fees are used for MarineBio projects to help spread awareness of global warming and the many other serious issues concerning marine conservation.
The MarineBio Conservation Society is also communicating the urgent need for a sea ethic across the globe. Your support will help us get this message out more effectively. Unless people are aware that the ocean and marine life need urgent protection, they won’t take action. We need to effectively manage global warming, overfishing, ocean dumping, habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, coastal degradation, and the myriad of other problems facing the ocean as soon as possible.
The Marine Species Databases - This is the cornerstone of MarineBio and is a one-of-a-kind marine species database that, with funding, will include ~8,000 of the most common and endangered marine species. Each species page includes cross-referenced data on taxonomy, morphology, behavior, diet, habitat, reproduction, and conservation status. Most will also include high quality photographs, video or access to video, as well as a variety of online resources for deeper species research. Species include marine mammals, sharks and rays, fishes, hard and soft corals (and other cnidarians), plankton, echinoderms, crustaceans, cephalopods, marine birds, sea turtles (and other marine reptiles), marine alga, and eventually even marine plants.
Education on Marine Conservation - MarineBio provides detailed information on the environmental threats to ocean life: global warming, lack of a Sea Ethic and good ocean stewardship, decreasing biodiversity, overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and the effects and solutions involving the introduction of alien species. The complex issues in marine conservation are described along with possible solutions and highlights of exisiting research and conservation efforts. MarineBio provides information on marine conservation to a diverse audience. With funding, we would expand our education on marine conservation issues and reach more people to raise awareness. The media often consults MarineBio for facts and/or photos for news stories related to marine life. Scuba divers interested in the conservation status of the species they encounter refer to us, and the general public interested in marine life and marine conservation also make up a large part of our constituency.
Education on the Fundamentals of Marine Life Science (Marine Biology) - MarineBio provides an introduction to the fundamentals of marine life science to help people understand the complexity of the marine environment and the need for an integrated approach to marine conservation through science. MarineBio is uniquely poised to provide educational benefits to a broad and diverse target audience. With funding, we would expand our education on marine conservation issues. This information is of value for school age children for help with school projects, the media to provide facts and/or photos for news stories related to marine life, teachers to help with lesson plans and assignments, scuba divers for information on marine species of interest, and the general public interested in marine life and marine conservation.
Stranding Project - the Marine Mammal Protection Act falls short of requiring a central database to store and search data from worldwide reports of marine mammal strandings and investigations, etc. MarineBio would like to aggregate data to reveal the trends that may be hiding so that policy makers and conservation efforts can determine needs for policies and further research.
Funders who support our work are visibly recognized for their contributions. Support for MarineBio is acknowledged throughout the network on banners, on a page dedicated to sponsors, and in the blog and quarterly newsletter. Donors who want recognition, such as corporate sponsors, gain access to a large targeted and valuable audience. MarineBio's audience and constituency consists of: marine biologists and other scientists, naturalists, underwater photographers, fishermen, travel representatives, divers and dive operators, educators, high school and college students, kids, and parents. We have a worldwide constituency of all ages from all walks of life.
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Help Protect and Restore Ocean Life
Help us protect and restore marine life by supporting our various online community-centered marine conservation projects that are effectively sharing the wonders of the ocean with millions each year around the world, raising a balanced awareness of the increasingly troubling and often very complex marine conservation issues that affect marine life and ourselves directly, providing support to marine conservation groups on the frontlines that are making real differences today, and the scientists, teachers and students involved in the marine life sciences.
With your support, most marine life and their ocean habitats can be protected, if not restored to their former natural levels of biodiversity. We sincerely thank our thousands of members, donors and sponsors, who have decided to get involved and support the MarineBio Conservation Society.