Our beautiful oceans are home to a staggering 80% of life on Earth. But destructive fishing, pollution and climate change are damaging them on a scale unimaginable to most people. Species are being driven towards extinction because of overfishing and habitat destruction. We are campaigning for marine reserves, and for an end to unsustainable fishing.
Our campaign centres around creating Ocean Sanctuaries. If we zone off about 40% of the oceans as protected areas – such as important feeding and breeding grounds or areas where fish populations are already at breaking point – then we can give our oceans the breathing space they need to recover and keep our planet running.
The oceans support billions of us. If each of us did just one thing, we could change the future. We can make sure that in years to come our children can still enjoy clean sea, teeming with life. Setting up ocean sanctuaries now will give our children and us oceans of plenty in the future.