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What We Do

The MigraMar network conducts the scientific research needed to better understand and safeguard healthy populations of marine migratory species in the Eastern Pacific.

Given their transboundary nature and wide ranging movements, marine migratory species are subject to a myriad of human-induced pressures, including fishing, habitat destruction and climate change, that cannot be mitigated by the unilateral action of one state or agency.

We are taking a variety of approaches in order to build a clear picture as to how the shark, turtle and other pelagic populations of the Eastern Pacific are distributed in terms of abundance, space and time.

Photo by Talia Cohen/ Isla Socorro, Mexico

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Why 2020?

We can stop the sixth mass extinction if we protect approximately 50% of the 846 ecoregions that provide habitat for all of Earth's biodiversity. That means finding leaders and organizations around the world willing to align exisiting efforts around protecting and interconnecting nature in the region.

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Our Guiding Values

  1. Respect The intellectual property and creative ideas shared by our members is at the heart of our network. We advance our mission by being accountable to each other through collaborative ventures, reciprocity, acknowledgements, attributions, and shared authorship.
  2. Excellence We incorporate the best available science to provide credible information to decision makers at national and international levels.
  3. Integrity Our word is our bond. To fulfill our commitments to colleagues and the animals we strive to protect, our high professional standards require members to honor intellectual property rights, meet international animal care protocols, and secure all required permits.
  4. Transparency We share our scientific and financial procedures in a timely fashion to advance our mission.
  5. Education We are deeply committed to building capacity among our own members, with regional partners, and with future generations of scientists to continue to produce high-quality science for the conservation of migratory species throughout the Eastern Pacific.

For centuries, humanity has gazed in awe at the huge migrations which sweep across entire continents – each year, millions of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle cross the African plains, huge flocks of birds cross the globe from breeding to feeding grounds…. And yet some of the most astonishing migrations on the planet take place un-noticed. The ocean is home to vast schools of fish which migrate across vast distances, such as sharks and tunas. We do not yet fully understand the importance of these migrations, or the role that these species play in the marine ecosystem.

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