Marine reserves

Last edited 30 June 2014 at 4:26pm

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.

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Last chance to save the vaquita?

The vaquita is a beastie with some remarkable claims to fame:It’s one of the two smallest cetaceans in the world, just managing to nudge about 1.5metres long...
Posted by Willie - 24 November, 2014 - 13:59

For the oceans - every week is Shark Week!

‘Shark’:  it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing...
Posted by Willie - 7 August, 2014 - 13:50

IPCC's global warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our planet, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign across the world. Today’s report by the...
Posted by Willie - 31 March, 2014 - 10:10
Selfridges Project Ocean save our sharks display

Sharks need parks (and for you to stop rubbing them on your face)

Okay, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever see a hammerhead on a helter-skelter; it’s fair to say you won’t see many basking sharks see-sawing with sawfish; and...
Posted by Willie - 29 July, 2013 - 15:34

A big step forward for our oceans

For a long time organisations like Greenpeace, backed by people like you, have been calling for stronger protection of our oceans. Last week showed our voices...
Posted by Fran G - 28 June, 2012 - 13:07 -

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