Lyda Hill is a fiery Dallas oil heiress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose giving will definitely increase in coming years. One big interest of hers is marine protection, where she's making waves.
Whether Shark Week infuriates or inspires you, we thought it would be a good time to highlight some foundations and their grantees out there working to protect the threatened, awe-inspiring creatures, year-round.
As the 2013 Pew Marine Fellows, organizations based in Canada, India, Indonesia, Palau and Rwanda will each be awarded $150,000 over the next three years to conduct research projects for ocean conservation. The awards are part of an annual program run by Pew Charitable Trusts, which have so far backed 130 fellows in 33 countries. This is, however, the first year fellowships have gone to candidates in India and Indonesia.