Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas
“Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean.”
News and Updates
The Pandemic Put Tourism to the Galápagos Islands on Pause. As a New Hope Spot, What’s In Store for a More Sustainable Future?
Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area
Successful Sustainability: Mohéli Hope Spot in the Comoros Archipelago Celebrates Effective Marine Conservation
Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.