Funding & Donations

MPA News is available for free. This reflects the project's mission to serve the global field of MPA practitioners, no matter their financial means. As a result, MPA News has thousands of subscribers in more than 120 countries — a worldwide network of MPA professionals learning from one another.

To ensure that MPA News remains free of charge, please consider if you or your agency could contribute financially to help the project continue to serve all who need it.

To Donate

To use a credit card to make a secure online donation in support of the MPA News project, click the "Donate" button below:

This payment system, operated by Paypal, will accept your donation on behalf of OCTO (Open Communications for The Ocean). OCTO, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, publishes MPA News in association with the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (Seattle, Washington, USA), and is financially responsible for the project. Donations to OCTO are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US federal and state laws governing charitable organizations.

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MPA News donation
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Funding for the MPA News project

Funding for MPA News has come through the generous support of foundations, government agencies, and individuals; This support has included grants from:

The views expressed in MPA News are those of the author(s) and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the Packard Foundation, Moore Foundation, NOAA, or NOAA's sub-agencies.