Dear Mr. President,
Citizens from around the globe are confident that you be able to do more to restore US leadership in ocean research and conservation - a leadership which is ESSENTIAL for all of us! We therefore respecftully request that you take steps as appropriate to:
1, Strengthen the budget and mandate of NOAA to ensure it has the capability to continue spearheading oceanographic research of global importance and providing guidance towards sustainable use of marine resources;
2. Empower career US government representatives with a clear mandate to support marine conservation initiatives at international treaties, in particular those related to managing fisheries sustainably, protecting sharks and marine mammals, and cooperating for migratory species protection; and
3. Continue to expand the US marine protected area system, providing these MPAs with adequate means of implementation, and cooperating with other coastal nations to enhance and expand their own MPA systems.
The world counts on you to lead the way on these crucial issues!
This petition closed over 2 years ago
Barack Obama has just been reelected and despite a rather hostile US Congress we hope that he will have enough boldness and flexibility to do more for the environment. We trust he can do more to...
Barack Obama has just been reelected and despite a rather hostile US Congress we hope that he will have enough boldness and flexibility to do more for the environment. We trust he can do more to ensure a stronger US presence in both marine research and conservation. American leadership in ocean conservation will be good for everyone, and we hope this Petition will show him and the US government how much we all care!