Your check in details
9 April 2018
Thousands of people are ‘checking in’ to keep watch over the Antarctic
© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace
This year we have the chance to create an ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic. If created, it would be the biggest protected area on Earth. A sanctuary would create a safe haven for penguins whales and seals and put the waters off-limits to industrial fishing vessels which are sucking up tiny krill, which almost all life in the Antarctic depends on.
Fishing vessels are putting profit before the planet by fishing ever closer to penguin colonies, pushing further into fragile parts of the Antarctic where whales feed. But if enough people check in to the Antarctic, we can help push these vessels out of the feeding waters of Antarctic wildlife. The area we’re trying to protect is called the Weddell Sea.
If thousands of us check in to the Weddell Sea on Facebook, many more of our friends, family and colleagues will see just how precious the Antarctic is. Conversations will start, and even more people will be inspired to protect what belongs to all of us.
Here’s how to ‘check in’ in 3 easy steps
Step 1 – When you’re logged into Facebook, go to write a status and click ‘check in’ (Make your post ‘public’ so that more people can see it).
Step 2 – Search for the Weddell Sea by typing ‘Weddell Sea’ into the ‘At’ field and click on it. It should appear once you start typing.
Step 3 – Post a comment and hit post.
It would be great if you could tell your friends why you want to see the Antarctic protected. Even better, would be if you posted a link to the petition to Protect the Antarctic, so even more people can join the campaign. Here’s a link you could share: www.protecttheantarctic.org
That’s it, you’ve joined loads of other people from around the globe to show the world why the Antarctic needs protecting. Thank you!
If you haven’t signed the petition yet, hop to it!