The Mediterranean Sea is the world’s largest inland sea, a beautiful but troubled body of water stretching for 2.5 million km2 between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. Threats such as destructive and over fishing, climate change and pollution are all taking their toll, while trade and tourism are adding further pressure on coastal areas and the delicate balance of marine life.
"We urgently need the UN to agree a Global Oceans Treaty to ensure meaningful protection of our high seas and all marine life, including whales."
Government leaders have failed, but the 2.7 million people calling for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary will come back stronger than ever to protect our blue planet.
The Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) has “failed its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.