Protect the Oceans

The seas provide half of our oxygen, food for a billion people, and a home for some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth. But the impacts of climate change, pollution and destructive industries mean they’re in more danger than ever. We urgently need to turn things around. Scientists have a new rescue plan for our oceans, and it’s up to all of us to make it happen.

What if we treated our oceans like they matter?

Help cover our planet in ocean sanctuaries, and call on governments to agree a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the UN. Add your name to join the campaign and find out how to help in your country.

Help us reach 3,500,000 signatures

Citizens, scientists, activists and public figures have joined the campaign so far.

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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