Marine reserves

Last edited 30 June 2014 at 5:26pm

Our oceans cover most of our planet, but have been undervalued and over-exploited for too long. Greenpeace campaigns for large-scale networks of marine reserves, 'ocean sanctuaries' off limits to destructive human impacts. As well as protecting special places and amazing species, these will give our worlds' seas breathing space to recover, and help rebuild fisheries too.

Campaign updates

Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of...
Posted by Willie - 25 October, 2016 - 10:51

Why the South Atlantic should be a sanctuary for whales.

One of the most significant issues being discussed and voted on at the upcoming International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Slovenia is the call to...
Posted by Willie - 20 October, 2016 - 16:34

New trade protections for sharks - but are they enough?

Like it or not, around the world many species of animals are seen as tradeable commodities – for things like food, fur, fashion or medicine. Of course we know...
Posted by Willie - 19 October, 2016 - 10:01
Seven deadly fins - scary creatures from the deep sea

Seven Deadly Fins

If you go down in the deep today, you might get a big surprise. At Hallowe’en the usual ghosts, ghouls and monsters are all-too-familiar. But if you want a...
Posted by Willie - 30 October, 2015 - 16:01

Big Blue Love for Big Blue Live

Something amazing is happening in Monterey Bay, California. The bay is a marine sanctuary, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between San Francisco and...
Posted by Willie - 21 August, 2015 - 14:42

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