AquaMarina is a non profit organization established as a civil association in 1998 and currently turning to a Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is an active founder member of the EcoHealth Alliance, a network of 10 international science-based conservation organizations dedicated to understanding the consequences of human activities on biodiversity, ecosystem function and health. AquaMarina is focused on saving biodiversity in human-dominated bioscapes where ecological health is most at risk because of habitat loss, species imbalance, pollution and other environmental issues caused by human-induced change. AquaMarina´s mission is to protect and to advance in marine biodiversity conservation and coastal marine ecosystem health, promoting the sustainable use of marine resources. It formally has agreements of cooperation with National and International Academic Institutions as well as County, Provincial and Federal agencies. It is also a member of the Binational Uruguay-Argentina Biodiversity Conservation Taskforce for the La Plata estuary (PNUD/GEF/RLA99/G31) and also member of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, a new initiative to promote synergistic collaboration amongst organizations to achieve ecosystem integrity and effective management in genuine partnership with the public and private sectors. AquaMarina currently runs 5 conservation-research projects in applied science with support from national and international funding organizations. AquaMarina has experience in fisheries and coastal management developing socio-economic studies to understand the coastal fishery, evaluating new approaches for coastal management in urbanized beaches, providing scientific knowledge and resources to develop management plans in coastal protected areas, developing opportunities to improve local human resources and capacity building, and developing new approaches on informal environmental education in cooperation with local communities.