World Oceans Day which is TODAY,

8 June, 2013 Uncategorized0

Dear Inga

Oceans. They cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and without healthy oceans life on earth can not exist. Yet our oceans are under increasing threat from overfishing, mining and climate change and with less than 2% covered by marine protected areas the time to defend our oceans is now!

That’s why this World Oceans Day which is TODAY, we are asking you to call on our leaders to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. This year’s celebration of World Oceans Day is timely. Next month leaders from 25 countries, including the EU, will come together to decide the fate of the last pristine ocean wilderness on Earth, Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.

In 2008 CCAMLR (the body who manages these waters) agreed to establish a system of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean. Fast forward five years, there are now solid proposals on the table, all our leaders need to do is stick to their word and say yes.

Sadly without international leadership and cooperation these proposals will not succeed. How can you help? Well, there are three really easy and fast actions you can take right now:

1. Click on this Facebook link to share the above picture and add the following message:

“This World Oceans Day I’m calling on our leaders to protect the last pristine ocean wilderness on Earth, Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.You should too! SIGN the petition here: www.antarcticocean.org and SHARE and LIKE this image with your friends.”

2. Share this email with five friends and ask them to do the same.

3. If you haven’t signed the petition yet, do it right now! Go to www.antarcticocean.org.

While Antarctica’s Southern Ocean seems far away for some of us, the reality is these waters need an entire international community involved in their protection for now and in the future.

You’ll be hearing from us again soon as we get closer to next month’s meeting in Germany.

Thank you!

The AOA Team

© Antarctic Ocean Alliance 2011
info@antarcticocean.org | www.antarcticocean.org

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