If we want fish tomorrow, we need marine reserves today. If we want whales tomorrow, we need marine reserves today. If we want protection from destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling, we need marine reserves today. For healthy oceans -- we need marine reserves today.
Proposed map of marine reserves.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that demonstrates that the establishment of large-scale networks of marine reserves, urgently needed to protect marine species and their habitats, could be key to reversing global fisheries decline and restoring our oceans. Greenpeace's plan to set aside 40 percent of the world's oceans as no-take zones could mean survival for sharks, tuna, whales, and a wide range of threatened and endangered species.
You can help us convince governments and the United Nations that we need to protect our oceans by creating a global network of marine reserves. Sign our petition:
Below are the areas we're asking to be set aside so the oceans can recover and become plentiful.
Download the full report, "Roadmap to recovery: a global network of marine reserves"
Download the map.
Roadmap to recovery: a proposal for a global network of marine reserves
(1) Greenland Sea (2) North Atlantic (3) Azores/Mid-Atlantic Ridge (4) Eastern Mediterranean (5) Central Mediterranean (6) Sargasso Sea/Western Atlantic (7) South-Central Atlantic (8) Antarctic-Patagonia (9) Vema Seamount-Benguela (10) South Africa - Agulhas Current (11) Southern Ocean (12) Southern Ocean - Australia/New Zealand (13) Central Indian Ocean - Arabian Sea (14) Bay of Bengal (15) Northwestern Australia (16) South Australia (17) Lord Howe Rise and Norfolk Ridge (18) Coral Sea (19) Northern New Guinea (20) Western Pacific (21) Kuroshi-Oyashio Confluence (22) Sea of Okhotsk (23) Gulf of Alaska (24) Northeastern Pacific (25) Southeastern Pacific (R) Representative Areas