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  • Governments Issue Ajaccio Declaration Calling for an Increase in Ocean Protected Areas

    Government ministers issued a joint declaration today emphasizing the critical role marine protected areas—both within and outside areas of national jurisdiction—play in restoring and revitalizing the health of the world's oceans. The statement was issued following their meeting at the Ajaccio Ministerial Conference for Ocean Conservation on the island of Corsica in Ajaccio, France Read More

  • The Case for Establishing Ecosystem-Scale Marine Reserves

    In 1872, the headwaters of the Yellowstone River and the surrounding forests, canyons and geyser basins were designated the world's first national park. Read More

  • A Giant Step for Protecting Ocean Life

    On the first of April, the UK Government took a decision to declare the islands, coral reefs and surrounding seas of the Chagos Islands (a UK Overseas Territory in the middle of the Indian Ocean) as a no-take protected reserve. At 544,000 sq km - an area roughly the size of France - this will be the largest marine protected reserve on Earth and will conserve some of the world's most important... Read More

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Global Ocean Legacy works with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments.

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