Save our oceans

When seasoned sailor Ivan Macfadyen returned from his last Pacific crossing he raised an ominous alarm:

"I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

This once vibrant expanse of sea was hauntingly quiet, and covered with trash.

Our oceans are dying. Experts are calling it the silent collapse. Although very few of us see it, we are causing it -- overfishing, climate change, acidification, and pollution are devastating our oceans and wiping out entire species. It’s not just the annihilation of millennia of wonder and beauty, it impacts our climate and all life on Earth.<!--break-->

But 2015 could be the year to turn the tide -- the UN is considering an initiative to stop dumping and pillaging in the high seas, and the UK could move on a proposal to create the largest marine reserve ever.

We could help make them happen and more! Coming in at crucial moments like these with massive, targeted public campaigns is how our community breaks diplomatic deadlocks and gets deals done.

We already helped win the two biggest marine protected areas in the world. If enough of us pitch in now, we’ll ramp up our oceans team and rally this 41 million strong community behind each key oceans meeting to pull this crisis back from the brink.




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