Building a Movement

Oceans are dying. Wildlife is rapidly vanishing. Indigenous cultures are disappearing. The climate is going haywire.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges we face.

But we believe there are solutions to these environmental and social problems—even the big ones.

We nurture the courage and creativity of local leaders to build a global movement for environmental justice. And we advocate strong protections for communities and wildlife at the highest international levels of government.

 
  • Water and air, the two
    essential fluids on which all life depends, have become
    global garbage cans.
    Jacques Cousteau, Legendary Ocean Researcher
  • With Pacific Environment’s help we created a new protected area that conserves a steppe ecosystem.
    Alexei Gribkov, Gebler Ecological Society, our partner in Siberia, Russia
 

Our Focus Areas

Thriving Communities
The Climate Challenge
Healthy Oceans, Rivers & Lakes
  • Rapidly melting Arctic sea ice threatens the survival of iconic wildlife like polar bears, endangered bowhead whales, ribbon seals and Pacific walruses.
  • There are over 40 indigenous peoples in Russia, mainly in the Russian Far East, North and Siberia.
  • Russia is home to 20% of the world's forests, Canada and the United States to 10% each. These forests act as carbon sinks and help curb global warming.
  • Less than a quarter of the land across the globe is still wild. It is concentrated mainly in North America, North Asia, North Africa and Australia.
  • China encompasses four seas, 18,000 kilometers of coastline, and more than 13 million hectares of shallow seas and tideland. These waters are home to more than 20,000 marine species.