Our vision is to inspire coastal communities to actively participate in the conservation of their marine environment and resources through community projects, research, education, and sustainability stewardship that honours local cultures and wisdom.

Our mission is to empower citizens with evidence-based knowledge and critical life skills that will help them to lead their communities as policy influencers and environmental stewards. We do this by engaging the entire community in education, research, participatory science, and cultural activities that foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the world around them at a local and global scale.

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YME & Cat Island Conservation Institute



Our vision is to inspire coastal communities to actively participate in the conservation of their marine environment and resources through community projects, research, education, and sustainability stewardship that honours local cultures and wisdom.

Our mission is to empower citizens with evidence-based knowledge and critical life skills that will help them to lead their communities as policy influencers and environmental stewards. We do this by engaging the entire community in education, research, participatory science, and cultural activities that foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the world around them at a local and global scale.