Protect the wild south

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Help secure the two largest marine reserves in the world.

Help protect more than 3.5 million square kilometres of waters around Antarctica, all teeming with life and as yet, almost completely untouched.


In July 2013, leaders from around the world, all of them members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), will be meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany to decide the fate of the near pristine habitats around Antarctica.


The creation of the world’s largest ocean sanctuaries is on the table.  

Penguins swimming in the waters around Antarctica.


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The Petition Text:


Protecting Antarctica's Marine Environment

Dear CCAMLR Chair, Delegates and Secretariat,

I know that the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has agreed to create a network of marine protected areas in the ocean around Antarctica. As a global citizen concerned about our environment I very much care about the decisions you are about to make.

As this area represents 10% of the world's seas and is the most untouched ocean environment left on earth, I have joined the Antarctic Ocean Alliance "Watch" to track CCAMLR's developments on this throughout the year.

I call on CCAMLR to establish a large-scale network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to protect Antarctic's key ocean habitats while we still can. With growing threats from overfishing and climate change, I urge you to be as bold as those who, in 1991, protected Antarctica from minerals development. Please take action now to give her oceans the additional protection they need from the threats they now face.

As CCAMLR is a body that meets with limited public participation and no media access, I feel it's important to speak out for these unique global commons areas and to call for the widest possible protection for Antarctica's oceans. I'll be watching, taking action and asking my networks to do the same.

Please do the right thing and protect Antarctica's oceans for future generations.

(Sign this petition)


Our oceans exist within a delicate ecological balance and they need to be protected. Right now there is an opportunity to help create the two largest ocean sanctuaries to date in the waters around Antarctica and so protect some of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet.

Raise your voice for ocean sanctuaries!

Until now