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MarineLife Alliance is a non-political, nonprofit, non-government research organization dealing with biodiversity resource conservation and research, established in 2003, is committed to be dedicated to the understanding, protection and preservation of the regional as well as world’s marine resources and ecosystem. Endless and tremendous threats to the coastal and marine resources in Bangladesh due to manmade alteration in the name of development, unlawful eradication of living resources and the extreme desire for marine underwater exploration thrusts the formation of MLA by a group of young biologist who are carrying out conservation and research work with the voluntary contribution since 1994. MarineLife Alliance is committed to be dedicated to the understanding, protection and preservation of the regional as well as world’s marine resources and ecosystem.

MarineLife Alliance born to promote conservation and research of our marine resources. The ocean is a really tremendous mystery. Only 8 - 9% of the Worlds Ocean has been said by the world biologist leaving us poorly prepared to monitor changes in the distribution of marine species. Coastal areas everywhere in the world are densely populated and local people depend largely upon sea resource especially in the 3rd world. The degradation of the ocean resources is severe as whale sharks are caught and killed by the fisherman; sea turtles are suffocated by fishing activity. Corals, mollusk and sea urchins are extracted by local people in huge number, numerous juvenile sea species are destroyed just for the lack of consciousness and lack of knowledge. Two third of the world’s reefs are dying and our one of the great concern of this is coral bleaching. Magnificent species like sea turtles, Whales & dolphins are being trapped in fishing gears and corals are dying from the loss of essential symbiotic environmental condition. They want human care to overcome and how extensive it is only scientist can depict. MarineLife mission is to protect the marine resources from the near extinction through the civilized human activity.

Membership is open to the organization and major working and supporting force is local community who live in remote setting where the conservation work takes place. The NGO is trying to empower local’s capacity and alleviate poverty that will ultimately help them refrain from destructive activity against natural resources.


Organization objective and mission is to conserve and restore the countries marine and coastal biodiversity through local people’s participation, capacity building and scientific understanding by innovative in depth research. The organization will help to restore biodiversity and environment along the Bangladesh coast and coastal wetlands and complete non-political in action. MarineLife Alliance run programs with scientist, member & volunteer and community who support conservation program, research, provide data management to influence a changing ecosystem that will ultimately plays a key role in finding solution for a sustainable friendly future.

The following objectives and goals considered in taking activities :
• Understanding biodiversity along the coastal and marine systems.
• Identifying threats to biodiversity and environment in particular coastal & marine areas.
• Taking initiative to conserve and restore the marine biodiversity.
• Share knowledge and experience with deferent GO and NGO people regarding biodiversity conservation, problems and constraints.
• Create awareness among community people regarding biodiversity and environment.
• Observe various environmental days, and organize seminar, symposium and meeting to create mass awareness and educate people throughout the country.
• Activities of the organization will be undertaken for biodiversity conservation, research and welfare of the local.
• The organization will take proper initiative to remove the plastic pollutants from the coastal areas through the coastal cleanup programs.
• Taking initiative of education for local community those are destitute from the basic education facility.
• To establish education and research centers along the coastal areas to educate and train people regarding marine life and importance of biodiversity in nature.
• Organization will take activities to conserve endangered species from extinction.
• Organization will conduct in-depth scientific research to enhance measures to save the critically endangered species with the help of international scientist.
• Organization will identify the community people those engage in nature degradation activities that impact biodiversity and train them to be a biodiversity protector.
• The organization will share its findings and results to national and international meeting for better knowledge dissemination.
• The organization will establish marine life research center, marine laboratory, institute, marine aquarium, rehabilitation centers to train and educate peoples and to contribute to basic education facilities of higher education.
• Organization will conduct marine life exploration and offshore survey time to time to understand and reveal the current status and to establish regular monitoring systems.

Key focuses of Marinelife Alliance effort to:
• Establish reef and marine sanctuaries enhancing effectively the abundance and growth of reef building corals and associated fish.
• Explore offshore areas and survey for sea turtle, cetaceans foraging habitat etc.
• Explore critical marine areas to recognize as sanctuaries and identified principal significance along the coast of Bangladesh.
• Explore offshore areas of Bay of Bengal to study dolphin, whales, snakes, turtles and whale sharks traversing and inhabiting the region;
• Initiate ecotourism at offshore and shallows of the coastal and Island of Bangladesh, to raise fund for marine life conservation and community livelihood.
• Exploring sea turtle in Bangladesh territory and initiate use of TED in shrimp trawler. Establish marine research laboratory at St. Martin and other coastal areas of Bangladesh along a museum of marine life to help people to understand marine life.
• Establish small aquarium at St. Martin Island and at Cox’s Bazar to exhibit mass community about the life of under water.
• Initiate satellite telemetry to study migration of sea turtle, whale shark, cetaceans and sea birds.

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• Sea Turtle monitoring at St. Martin Island, Sonadia Island & Teknaf Peninsula.
• Tagging of sea turtle.
• Reef Survey and research in Bangladesh.
• Water bird study & conservation.
• Water Bird survey and Participatory action plan development.
• Sea Turtle trade survey in south east Bangladesh.
• Awareness raising and education on sea turtle and other marine resources.
• Outreach materials production on Birds and sea turtle.
• Sea Turtle monitoring and awareness Activity along the coast of Cox’s Bazar.
• Sea Turtle monitoring in St. Martin Island, Sonadia Island & Teknaf Peninsular Beach.
• Tagging of sea turtle.
• Sea Turtle trade survey in south east Bangladesh.
• Awareness raising and education on sea turtle and other marine resources.
• Outreach materials production on Birds and sea turtle.
• Sea Turtle monitoring and awareness Activity along the coast of Cox’s Bazar.
• Reef Survey and research in Bangladesh.

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Created at 19/06/2019 18:19 by Serkant Samurkas
Last modified at 19/06/2019 18:19 by Serkant Samurkas