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Pacific Life Foundation

Marine Mammals Education, Conservation, and Research Efforts Supported by the Pacific Life Foundation
The Pacific Life Foundation’s contribution to whale preservation, conservation of marine mammals, and improving the health of the oceans pre-dates our first national television commercial production featuring the humpback whales.

Agencies Funded
Since 1997, the Pacific Life Foundation has contributed more than $5.25 million to a significant number of nonprofit organizations whose collective mission is to improve our marine environment. Click the link above to see a list of agencies that we either currently fund, or have funded in the past.

Major Focus Programs
In 2013, the Pacific Life Foundation provided $560,000 to programs that promote marine mammal conservation, education, and research. Click the link above to see some examples of our major funding in these areas.

Current Trends in Whale Research
In 2008, the Foundation funded a research project conducted by the Hildebrand Lab at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego to assess current trends in Whale Research. Click the link above to access the report.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop
The 5th annual Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop was held on January 31 & February 1, 2014. It was organized by and for marine mammal researchers who work in the Southern California Bight region. The workshop was sponsored by the Pacific Life Foundation with an overall goal of providing an atmosphere conducive to introductions and discussions, and thus foster collaboration between researchers in the Southern California region.