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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The next UK government promises to be an ocean champion

Here’s a prediction: the next UK government will do great things for global marine protection. At this stage in a general election campaign it’s sometimes...
Posted by Willie - 20 April, 2015 - 10:23

Challenging the UK government to lead the world in ocean protection.

If I said to you that the UK government was responsible for rare sea turtles, endangered sharks, tropical coral reefs and quite possibly more penguins than any...
Posted by Willie - 10 February, 2015 - 16:02

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

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