This ocean sanctuaries scientific study maps out how to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target that scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and to help mitigate the impacts of climate change. 30×30: A Blueprint For Ocean Protection is the result of a year-long collaboration between leading academics at the University of York, University of Oxford and Greenpeace.
From climate change to ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution, our oceans are under threat like never before. We urgently need to protect at least a third of our oceans by 2030 and this research shows what a robust, planet-wide network of ocean sanctuaries could look like. The research represents a new approach to designing and creating a network of ocean sanctuaries (or ‘fully protected marine protected areas’).
In one of the largest ever studies of its kind, the researchers broke down the oceans that are classed as ‘international waters’ – which cover almost half the planet – into 25,000 squares of 100km x 100km, and then mapped the distribution of 458 different conservation features, including wildlife, habitats and key oceanographic features, generating hundreds of scenarios for what a planet-wide network of ocean sanctuaries, free from harmful human activity, could look like.
Governments are negotiating towards a Global Ocean Treaty at the UN that could pave the way for this network of ocean sanctuaries.
The science is clear: our oceans are in crisis. Now all we need is the political will to protect them.
The UN is likely to make its decision in 2020, so please help us get the right result from those discussions by taking action.
Download the report: 30×30: A Blueprint For Ocean Protection
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When I have more financial security will definitely donate working on this! Thanks James for giving me a call.
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Please save our oceans and our planet as well.
If we keep destroying our environment, we will end up being an endangered species. We have to stop dumping garbage into the oceans and damaging the seabeds.
I have been wondering why the UN was not taking control of this, as clearly governments are not serious about climate change and the protection of natural habitat. So it was with great relief when I received your email informing me of the decision to set up protected sites in our oceans - just what we need. Lets hope that the do not procrastinate and bow to pressure from countries who would not want to see this happening for economic reasons. Now, how about the UN making a stand on the other areas of human destruction: Our grasslands/Savannah's, and forests. The UN needs to put a stop to further deforestation, and stop human encroachment on our grasslands. Declare them natural heritage sites and enforce the protection of these areas. The Masai Mara and Serengeti is disappearing and will eventually be lost to us, with all its wonderful wildlife. Our Forests, which do so much towards the prevention of global warming are disappearing at an alarming rate together with all their wildlife and all for the sake of economic gain. The UN nations also needs to put an outright ban on the trading of all wild animals - dead and alive. In short, we need a strong body like the UN to protect our natural world, as clearly, governments wont and don't want to.
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