Why Oceans

AquaGoat recognizes the harmful effects of manmade processes on our world’s oceans, and aims to reduce, mitigate, and reverse these effects.

From climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions, to pollution due to plastics consumption, we have experienced rising ocean levels, reduced marine biodiversity, and troubled aquatic ecosystems. 

This is why AquaGoat holds regular community votes on charitable beneficiaries, choosing organizations whose mission and beliefs align with the vision of AquaGoat.

Beneficiaries & Partners

By ourselves, we can be a part of the solution, but together, we can be the solution.

As a community token, AquaGoat believes in working together. This is why we place a focus on building our network of charity organizations and partnerships so we can collectively create a positive impact on our planet’s oceans.

With 7 charities donated to and charitable partnerships secured, AquaGoat has made leaps and bounds for ocean conservancy, and continues to develop deep connections in the industry to create lasting relationships and impacts.

*As part of The Ocean Clean Up’s guidelines, we are not able to list their logo in our beneficiaries list. Please visit The Ocean Cleanup to learn more.

**We are awaiting a signed agreement with Haribon for the rights to use their logo. Please visit Haribon for more details.

Our Partnerships

Mrs. California Earth

The Mrs. Earth Pageant is a part of the Miss Earth Pageant, an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant competition promoting environmental awareness, conservation, and social responsibility and is considered to be the Elite international pageant system for Diverse and Poised Women.

AquaGoat has partnered with Vivienne Santos, Mrs. Earth California, as her environmental platform for the Mrs. Earth USA 2021 pageant, working towards raising awareness for ocean-related issues and raising funds to aid AquaGoat in its mission to save our oceans.

Friends of Sea Turtles Education and Research - FOSTER

The Friends of Sea Turtles Education and Research (FOSTER) is a Malaysian-based organization which specializes in sea turtle conservation, awareness, and education. Their Walai Penyu Resort on Libaran Island is the centre which they operate, attracting tourists from around the globe while employing the local community to provide economic stimulation. FOSTER operates through their 3 Ps philosophy; benefit the Planet, the People, and provide Profit so operations can continue. To date, FOSTER has collected over 33,000 sea turtle eggs along their beaches and have hatched over 30,000 sea turtles, boasting a 90+% survival rate through their efforts. 

AquaGoat has partnered with FOSTER to fund the construction of the AquaGoat Sea Turtle Hatchery at their resort to promote sea turtle conservation, 500 metres worth of beach clean up to allow sea turtles to nest on shore, and integrate adoption of sea turtles from hatchery through the use of AquaGoat tokens. Holders of AquaGoat tokens will also receive a complimentary discount on their visit to Walai Penyu Resort for supporting the project.

Our Donations

The Ocean Clean Up

The Ocean Clean Up is a Netherlands-based nonprofit engineering organization which specializes in researching advanced technologies to clean the world’s oceans of plastics and intercept plastics in rivers to prevent it from entering our oceans.

 

 

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd partners with governments around the world to track down and halt illegal and unregulated fishing enterprises.

When existing laws to protect the world’s oceans and marine wildlife are not enforced, Sea Shepherd engages in direct action campaigns, patrolling the high seas and using direct action to defend marine wildlife and protect their habitat in the world’s oceans. Sea Shepherd’s conservation actions aim to safeguard the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced marine ecosystems.

Blue Marine Foundation

The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) works using a combination of top-down intervention to improve governance of our seas and bottom-up project delivery to help local communities who are at the front line of ocean conservation.

BLUE’s key strategic interventions are: securing marine protected areas, developing models of sustainable fishing, restoring marine habitats, tackling unsustainable fishing, and connecting people with the sea.

Haribon Foundation

The Haribon Foundation is the pioneer Philippines environmental organization and aims to be the leading nature conservation membership organization dedicated to advancing participatory sustainable solutions.

Haribon has spent over 45 years developing an integrated multi-disciplinary model of biodiversity conservation through scientific excellence. They work with individuals in different levels of government to develop sustainable resource management strategies.

Emergency Relief

Parley - Sri Lankan Emergency Fund

On May 20, the X-Press Pearl caught fire about 9 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka. Aboard the ship were at least 81 containers of dangerous goods, including 25 tons of nitric acid, 78 tons of “nurdles” (raw material used to make plastics) and 350 tons of shipping fuel oil.

Since the maritime disaster, wild sea life has been washing ashore and showed the true ramifications of the event. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales and fish arrive on beaches with nurdles lodged deep in their gills and mouths.

In collaboration with Parley, AquaGoat donated $1000 USD to their emergency relief fund to provide aid in what is arguably the worst maritime disaster in Sri Lankan history.

Adoptions

CoralVita - 10 Coral Seedlings

Coral Vita creates high-tech coral farms that incorporate breakthrough methods to restore reefs in the most effective way possible. Their scientific team has partnered with leading marine institutes, utilizing techniques to grow coral up to 50x faster while boosting their resiliency against the warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their survival. These corals are then outplanted back into degraded reefs, bringing them back to life.

Ocean Conservation Society - 2 Dolphins

Ocean Conservation Society is a nonprofit organization conducting long-term marine mammal research and educational projects for the protection of the oceans and marine wildlife. They study dolphins, whales and other species in the wild and use their scientific data to bring about policy changes, raise public awareness and protect these animals for future generations to appreciate.