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Conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

Could this be your career mission?

Below are employers you could work for, occupations they employ, and education and training programs to prepare you to achieve this target.
Job Candidate
  1. Coastal Conservation Trusts: Protect and preserve coastal lands, often through land acquisition, habitat restoration, and community engagement.

  2. Beach Preservation Associations: Maintain the natural integrity of coastal areas, combating erosion and protecting the habitats of local flora and fauna.

  3. Marine Protected Area Management Groups: Collaborate with local communities and authorities to oversee and implement conservation efforts within designated marine protected areas.

  4. Community-based Coral Reef Conservation Groups: Protect and restore coral reefs, raising awareness about the importance of these ecosystems and promoting sustainable practices.

  5. Coastal Cleanup Organizations: Engage in regular beach and shoreline cleanup initiatives, addressing the issue of marine litter and promoting a clean and healthy coastal environment.

  6. Wetlands Conservation Societies: Protect coastal wetlands, which are vital for biodiversity, flood prevention, and water filtration.

  7. Boating and Marina Associations with Conservation Focus: Prioritize conservation efforts, including initiatives to reduce pollution, protect seagrass beds, and promote responsible boating practices.

  8. Surfrider Foundation Chapters: Protect oceans and coastlines, addressing issues like water quality, plastic pollution, and coastal development through advocacy and community engagement.

  9. Local Environmental Stewardship Groups: Focus on coastal and  marine conservation, organizing projects that promote sustainable practices and protect natural habitats.

  10. Shellfish Restoration Organizations: Groups dedicated to shellfish restoration, such as oyster and clam reefs, contribute to coastal conservation efforts by improving water quality and providing habitat for marine species.

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