STRONGLY PROTECT 30% OF THE OCEAN BY 2030
Today the greatest threat to our planet is climate change. If we don’t take action now, the collapse of civilisation and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. The ocean drives climate and absorbs carbon – it is our planet’s life support system. On top of that, overfishing has decimated the ocean; 60% of fisheries have collapsed, half the coral reefs have died and pollution fills our seas.
The ocean needs safe havens where it can replenish and fortify itself against climate change, where fish can make more fish - healthy ecosystems to mitigate all the pressures that we've put on it. That means strongly protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, coastal to high seas areas and everywhere in between.
CREATING LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY
Funds raised by Project 0 go to support long-term sustainability in the ocean by creating a global network of marine protected areas.
The following list provides a snapshot of areas where efforts are currently underway to ensure their protection. These marine areas are part of a larger framework to get at least 30% of the ocean under strong protection by 2030. Each area has its own stakeholders and management strategy; this list is not an exhaustive list of current protection area sites. Achieving the goal of strongly protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 requires the addition of a significantly more areas, however, this snapshot provides a sampling of areas where impact will be made.
Click on each area to learn more.