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We believe the ocean is key to climate change

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About Us

COBEC is a community based organization. We work to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend on, protect and restore species and their habitat. Our efforts ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decision-making from local to a global scale.

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Our Initiatives


We work to improve the management of existing marine protected areas (MPAs) and develop effective, long-term conservation strategies to protect and restore key habitats.


We aim to be a global-local educator, fostering global awareness and collaboration while directly engaging with coastal communities and governments to promote behavioral change.


Our current research focuses on species-level population ecology and conservation biology, with considerable overlap between the two areas.

What we do

Habitat Restoration

The goal of our habitat restoration is to implement actions that contribute to sustainable and resilient coastal ecosystems world-wide.

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Livelihood Enhancement

COBEC works towards developing alternative income generating opportunities with the ultimate long-term goal being to reduce pressure on natural resources to sustainable levels.

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Strategic Community Engagement

By working together, people are able to achieve more than individuals or organizations working on their own, and involving those affected is likely to result in a better and more acceptable long-term solution

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