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From climate change and plastics to mining and overfishing — the threats facing our oceans are growing bigger and more urgent day by day.
But right now, governments are in the final stages of negotiating a Global Ocean Treaty. If they get it right, it'll open the door to a vast network of ocean sanctuaries, which could protect over 30% of the world's seas.
This is a historic opportunity to protect our oceans. But it won't happen unless we pile on the pressure.
Add your name to tell Neil Jacobs, Head of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to agree to a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the UN.
To: Neil Jacobs — Interim Administrator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
I urge you to agree to a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the United Nations.
In order to save marine wildlife and habitats, scientists have called for designating 30% of the ocean as protected sanctuaries by 2030. To do that, we first need a bold ocean treaty that empowers governments working together via a United Nations Conference of Parties to create effective Ocean Sanctuaries on the high seas with rules that would prevent a single state from blocking decisions. Anything less will leave critical ecosystems at the unmitigated mercy of destructive fishing, mining, climate change, and plastic pollution.
We call on you to do everything in your power to deliver a strong Global Ocean Treaty and help create a network of ocean sanctuaries across our blue planet.