Advocating for Our Oceans

Help fix the worldwide problem of ocean pollution!

Why Help?

  • Too many species are going extinct at too fast of a rate

  • Ocean fisheries are fished at or beyond capacity

  • Sea level rise brought about by climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people this century and will increase the risk of violent conflict

  • Chemicals and trash kill ocean life

  • Dead zones caused by fertilizers

Pope Francis

"Certain places need greater protection because of their immense importance for the global ecosystem, or because they represent important water reserves and thus safeguard other forms of life" (III, 37).

Laudato Si: The Issue of Water

"Oceans not only contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, but also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of them still unknown to us and threatened for various reasons. What is more, marine life in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans, which feeds a great part of the world’s population, is affected by uncontrolled fishing, leading to a drastic depletion of certain species. Selective forms of fishing which discard much of what they collect continue unabated. Particularly threatened are marine organisms which we tend to overlook, like some forms of plankton; they represent a significant element in the ocean food chain, and species used for our food ultimately depend on them" (III, 40)

The Ocean Needs Our Help!!

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"Together, we pledge our commitment to raising awareness about the stewardship of creation." - Pope Francis
Together Lets Give The Ocean a Voice! #OceanForClimate Call on change.org/oceanforclimate

Follow them on social media @savingoceans!

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Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)

How YOU Can Help GLORES

  1. Become a GLORES partner
  2. Make a gift to GLORES
  3. Post links to globaloceanrefuge.org on your website
  4. Mention GLORES to the media, in your presentations and on your social media channels
  5. Promote strong and effective marine protected areas, the types GLORES seeks to secure
  6. Connect us with marine protected area activities in different locations around the world
  7. Share your research on marine protected areas with us
  8. Become an editor/contributor to MPAtlas, an interactive resource to learn more about marine protected areas around the world
  9. Join the GLORES newsletter list and get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox

IF WE KILL THE OCEANS WE KILL OURSELVES

Global Ocean Refuge System

How to Advocate: Contact US!

What to Write:

The dangers of ocean pollution and the impact it has on the wildlife and our society is a problem. To advocate for this cause, I have chosen to reach out to you. Taking care of the oceans is important because it provides oxygen for us and is home to millions of creatures. It absorbs human created CO2 emissions and is a promising source for new medicines. In other words, it is necessary for our survival. I strongly urge you to assist any bills that can help make our world a healthier and greener place.