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Blue Park Awards Announcement 2022

Just announced at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon: three new MPAs join the global network of Blue Parks.

Scientists' Warning of an Imperiled Ocean
Scientists' Warning of an Imperiled Ocean

We resoundingly agree that humanity must act quickly, with bold transformative actions to safeguard and restore healthy ecosystems in ocean habitats around the globe.

Ocean Protection Revolution
Join the Ocean Protection Revolution

Be a part of the expanding Blue Parks network that connects the world's best protected places and the people that champion them. Donate today to the Blue Parks Impact Fund and directly incentivize effective protection standards oceanwide.
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Oculina Petition
Save the Oculina Coral Reef

The remnants of the only Oculina coral reef in the world, just off the coast of central Florida, have been protected for decades but now could be opened to rock shrimp trawling. Tell NOAA to keep destructive fishing out of this protected area.
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Less than 3% of the ocean is effectively protected. We need to protect at least 30% of the ocean to safeguard marine biodiversity and build ocean resilience.


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