#Oceans

Create an Antarctic sanctuary

Almost half our planet is a vast blue wilderness, outside of the boundaries of flags, languages and national divisions. The Antarctic is one such place,…

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Greenpeace’s Antarctic Ambassadors are leading the call to Protect the Antarctic. They are a group of artists, actors, scientists, explorers and more who recognise the responsibility we have, as a planet, to protect our most fragile places. They have dived to the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean, danced with penguins, met with world leaders and spread the word far and wide: the Antarctic needs our help, and it needs it now.

These Antarctic Ambassadors are calling for the largest protected area on Earth: an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. This sanctuary would form a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals to recover from the pressures of climate change, pollution and overfishing.

Healthy oceans also help to cycle carbon so we can avoid the worst effects of climate change, and provide food security for billions of people. Wherever we are in the world, what happens in the Antarctic affects us all.

Ambassadors calling for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary:

  • Abdelkarim
  • Alberto Cormillot
  • Alfonso Herrera
  • Alison Sudol
  • Andreu Buenafuente
  • Ben Fogle
  • Chris Packham
  • Cristina Castaño
  • Daiana Hernández
  • David Gandy
  • FC St. Pauli
  • Finn Harries
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Hiba abouk
  • Jack Harries
  • Javier Bardem
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Las Pastillas del Abuelo
  • Laura Wells
  • Les Luthiers
  • Li Guangjie
  • Lucía Jimenez
  • Manuela Velasco
  • María Kodama
  • Michaela Strachan
  • Monica Weinzettl & Gerold Rudle
  • Oscar Martínez
  • Philip Hoare
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Ricardo Darin
  • Sam Neill
  • Seung ah Yoon
  • Simon Pegg
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • Tanya Burr
  • Thandie Newton
  • Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer
  • Vanessa Kirby
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Adriana Ugarte
  • Alexander Skarsgård
  • Alison Steadman
  • Álvaro Longoria
  • Annie Lennox
  • Carlos Bardem
  • Clara Luzia
  • Dagmar Schratter
  • David de Rothschild
  • Domian
  • Fearne Cotton
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Helen Mirren
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
  • Jack Rowan
  • Jim Chapman
  • Judi Dench
  • Las Pelotas
  • Lena Endre
  • Lily Cole
  • Madeleine Alizadeh (Dariadaria)
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Mark Rylance
  • Miguel Bosé
  • Mr. Ryu Jun-yeol
  • Patricia Conde
  • Racing Club
  • Reiner Kröhnert
  • Roie Galitz
  • Sebastian Pufpaff
  • Simon O’Brien
  • Sir Quentin Blake
  • Stephen Fry
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Thomas Maurer
  • Tracey Emin
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Wang Yuheng