Progress

10,829 pledged
2,230 did this
+1,930 over goal

Pledge to

Protect 20% of our oceans by 2020

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How to do this

Complete these steps by January 1

  1. Our vision is of healthy oceans, sustaining equitable fisheries that do not threaten ecosystems, marine populations or communities.

    We believe a network of fully protected marine reserves is needed to restore balance to our oceans - to protect and restore biodiversity, rebuild depleted populations, and increase the resiliency of marine ecosystems in this era of heightened human impacts and rapid change.

    This network will be the cornerstone of an ecosystem based approach to stewardship of our oceans. Following the best available science, we believe doubling the portion of reserves in US waters to 20% by 2020 is an ambitious but necessary goal, and urge policy makers to work together with us to make this vision a reality.

    The ocean is our greatest natural resource, and it is time to protect special ocean places to sustain a healthy, thriving ocean future for all.

How this will help

Healthy oceans are the life support system for our planet, providing 97% of the Earth's livable habitat and a home to more than 700,000 species. The oceans are inseparably linked to our health as...

Healthy oceans are the life support system for our planet, providing 97% of the Earth's livable habitat and a home to more than 700,000 species. The oceans are inseparably linked to our health as well, providing jobs, enjoyment, and food to billions of people. 

Unfortunately, our oceans are in trouble. Irresponsible fishing, plastic and pollution, climate change and ocean acidification are stressing the ocean more than ever before. 

We need to protect and restore biodiversity, rebuild depleted populations, and increase the resiliency of marine ecosystems in this era of heightened human impacts and rapid change. We believe that network of fully protected marine reserves is urgently needed to restore this balance to our oceans.

And now, Greenpeace is joining with Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Alliance, and Marine Conservation Institute to challenge individuals and businesses to share a bold 2020 vision for healthy and thriving oceans. We want to protect 20% of the US oceans by 2020! 

The ocean is our greatest natural resource, and it is time to double-down to protect special ocean places to restore biodiversity and sustain a healthy ocean future for all. Are you with us?

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