Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, the world’s leading ocean conservationists, award-winning National Geographic wildlife photographers and 2018 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, have traveled to and photographed some of the most beautiful and remote corners of the earth, capturing the breathtaking grandeur of our planet and its oceans, but also the heartbreaking threats our environment faces. Determined to do more, they co-founded the nonprofit SeaLegacy in 2014 with a mission to use powerful and inspiring imagery to convert apathy into action, helping drive global conservation.
“What we do or fail to do in the next five to 10 years is going to determine what our oceans look like for the next 10,000 years,” says Mittermeier. “A lot of the solutions to our ocean’s problems already exist, but people don’t know about them.”
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SeaLegacy is on a mission to change that. Harnessing the visual storytelling power of a global network of renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers, SeaLegacy uses powerful media to spark conversation, instill hope, and inspire action.
SeaLegacy takes a three-pronged approach to enacting change: pioneering expeditions, global campaigns, and funding and amplification of sustainable solutions. SeaLegacy believes that turning the tide in the fight for ocean conservation is not an impossible dream, but one that remains in reach if we work together.
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Through The Tide, a passionate community made up of people who give month to month in any amount they can, SeaLegacy makes it possible for anyone and everyone to become a vehicle for change. Members of The Tide community get the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes on SeaLegacy expeditions and to witness breathtaking ocean projects come to fruition.
You can become a part of this global movement and if you do so now, your contribution will be doubled. In support of the critical work SeaLegacy is doing to advance ocean conservation, Susan B. Noyes and Make It Better Media Group are matching all donations through the link below, up to $25,000.
Join The Tide or give a one-time donation by selecting “Give Once” and your donation will be doubled:
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Brooke Geiger McDonald is the national content director for Make It Better Media Group. A Chicago native, she has worked for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine and SHAPE Magazine and her work has appeared in Parents, TravelPulse, Attractions Magazine, MSN, Disney Food Blog, and more. Her favorite nonprofits to support include The Walt Disney Birthplace and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Follow her on Instagram @brookegmcdonald and Twitter @BrookeGMcDonald.