Paracas, Peru

Funding Opportunity

The waters of the Ballestas Islands region near Paracas, Peru are crossed by the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current, making them home to charismatic species like sea lions and seabirds, including the Humboldt penguin and Peruvian pelican. The Islas Ballestas and Paracas National Reserves are representative of Peru's coastal and marine habitats. This area is important for artisanal fishers and local communities, but it’s at risk from the harmful impacts from industrial overfishing. An M2 system deployed here would help document human activity in the area to support local management and by monitoring fishing activity. Global Conservation has committed to matching funds to deploy a Mobile Marine Monitor (M3) system here and is seeking support to make this site a reality.

If you or someone you know might like to help us secure this generous donation for Paracas, please email Any amount helps us get closer to helping partners around the world protect their important marine places.

Donation Opportunities

After clicking the donate button, please select 'Anthropocene Inst 2105' from the designation drop down list on the Tides Foundation donation page. In the 'I want my donation to be dedicated' box, enter 'M2' and the deployment location you would like to support. For other donation options, please review this form or email