The problem

From climate change and plastic pollution, to mining and overfishing, the threats facing our oceans get more urgent every day. The vast areas outside countries’ national waters are in the most danger, as they don’t have any proper protection - leaving whales, turtles and dolphins at risk.

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The solution

Scientists have a new rescue plan for our oceans: create a global network of ocean sanctuaries that’d put millions of square kilometres off limits to destructive industries. But to make that happen, governments must agree a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the UN. To do that, we need as many people as possible to show these decision-makers why ocean protection matters.

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After the Amazon Reef, next stop Mount Vema!

We’re on an epic voyage from Pole to Pole, campaigning for a huge network of ocean sanctuaries. If we win, it might be one of the biggest conservation efforts in human history.This is one of the most ambitious campaigns Greenpeace has ever run, and everyone has a part to play. Are you on board yet?

Posted by Greenpeace International on Monday, October 7, 2019

News and updates

Whale Shark in Pacific Waters. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

Five jaw-dropping facts about sharks

by Zhang Jing and Erin Newport

It’s shark week! A full week devoted to one of our favorite sea creatures – and one of the most misunderstood. Here are five facts you might not know.