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About the Alliance

What is the Alliance?

The Sargasso Sea Alliance is a partnership led by the Government of Bermuda, in collaboration with scientists, international marine conservation groups and private donors, who all share a vision of protecting the unique and vulnerable ocean ecosystem of the Sargasso Sea. We aim to mobilize support from a wide variety of national and international organizations and governments to ensure legal protection for this critical ecosystem. 

The Alliance has four key objectives:

  • To build an international partnership that will secure recognition of the ecological significance of the Sargasso Sea and the threats that it faces,
  • To use existing regional, sectoral and international organizations to secure a range of protective measures for all or parts of the Sargasso Sea to address key threats,
  • To establish a management regime for the Sargasso Sea, and
  • To use the process as an example of what can and cannot be delivered through existing institutions in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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Alliance Partners:

The Alliance is led by the Government of Bermuda, and partners include:



Atlantic Conservation Partnership

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences




Marine Conservation

Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance

IUCN/World Commission on Protected Areas



Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


The Sargasso Sea Alliance is also a member of the High Seas Alliance, working to conserve the high seas.

Media partner:  LookBermuda 

To learn more about marine conservation efforts underway within Bermuda's national waters, click here.


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Latest News

  • December 2013 Newsletter available

    In this issue:  (1) Hamilton Declaration negotiations progress, (2) UN General Assembly Resolution notes Alliance, (3) Focus on fisheries, (4) Collaboration Arrangements furthered, (5) Sargasso Sea highlighted at IMPAC3, (6) SSA Science Report series available online, (7) Bermuda discusses protections in EEZ, and (8) Publications. 


  • Sargasso Sea Alliance featured in recent IUCN’s “Marine News” publication

    The Sargasso Sea Alliance is featured in the latest edition of “Marine News ”, published by the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP), which was recently distributed at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille, France.  ...

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