Seacology protects island habitats and assists local communities by offering villages a unique exchange: if they agree to create a forest or marine reserve, Seacology will provide funds for something the village needs, like a schoolhouse or health clinic. Since 1991, Seacology has launched more than 300 projects, working with villages on islands in 60 countries, helping to protect approximately 1.3 million acres of some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems.