Safeguarding our oceans

Oceans sustain life on our blue planet – but they’re under threat from climate change, industrial fishing, plastic pollution, and the looming threat of deep sea mining. Ocean protection can’t wait any longer.

Loggerhead Turtle on Ningaloo Reef

1%

How much of the High Seas is currently protected. We must increase this to 30% by 2030

5.25
trillion

The number of pieces of plastic in our oceans. By 2050, our oceans could have more plastic than fish

+5000

The number of species recently discovered in the Pacific, now under threat of extinction because of deep sea mining

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and crew are investigating distant water fishing fleet practices in the Mid-Atlantic

We need to turn the tide on ocean protection

Our blue planet relies on the oceans to stay in balance. But they’re under threat from man-made pressures, such as climate change, plastic pollution, overfishing, and deep sea mining.

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We’re fighting to protect our oceans

We are campaigning for a Global Ocean Treaty, a Global Plastics Treaty, and to stop Deep Sea Mining before it starts.

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