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Global Ocean Legacy

In 2006 The Pew Charitable Trusts and several partners launched the Global Ocean Legacy project in an effort to establish the world’s first generation of great marine parks. After a decade of working with indigenous groups, community leaders, government officials, scientists and other organizations, the project has aided in the creation of nine major marine reserves and has helped safeguard more than 2.4 million square miles (6.3 million square kilometers) of ocean—an area 12 times the size of Central America.

Through its 10 years, the Global Ocean Legacy project has worked to support the announcement and/or designation of:

  • Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
  • Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve.
  • Palau National Marine Sanctuary.
  • Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
  • Coral Sea Marine National Park.
  • Chagos Marine Reserve.
  • Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.
  • Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.
  • Easter Island Marine Park.

The efforts of Global Ocean Legacy continue through the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, a partnership between The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Bertarelli Foundation. 

Press Releases & Statements

Pew salue la création de la réserve marine des îles Pitcairn par le Royaume-Uni

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LONDRES — The Pew Charitable Trusts se joint au conseil de l'île Pitcairn pour saluer la création par le gouvernement de Sa Majesté la Reine, d'une réserve marine d'une surface de 830 000 km2 autour des îles Pitcairn, dans l’Océan Pacifique Sud.

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Célébrons les 10 années d’engagement pour la protection des océans

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Depuis 2006, le programme Héritage Mondial des Océans de The Pew Charitable Trusts travaille avec les populations locales, les autorités coutumières, les gouvernements, les scientifiques et autre organismes pour protéger les océans; une partie de notre planète essentielle aux cultures insulaires et à la vie marine. Le programme international Héritage Mondial des Océans a participé à la création de neuf grandes réserves marines: Palau, Chagos, Mer de Corail, Fosse des Mariannes, îles éloignées du Pacifique, île de Pâques, Pitcairn, Kermadec et Papahānumokuākea. 

Press Releases & Statements

Pew salue l'agrandissement du Monument national marin de Papahānaumokuākea

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HONOLULU — The Pew Charitable Trusts se joint à ses partenaires d'Hawaï et à la communauté scientifique dans son ensemble pour saluer la déclaration faite aujourd'hui par le Président Barack Obama pour annoncer que les États-Unis ont agrandi le Monument national marin des îles hawaïennes du Nord-Ouest, également connu sous le nom de Monument national marin de Papahānaumokuākea, en faisant passer sa surface à 1,5 million de km2.

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Global Ocean Legacy Carte

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Our Work

Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy
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Pew and the Bertarelli Foundation created a new partnership with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022.

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Pew and the Bertarelli Foundation created a new partnership with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022.

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Our Blue Planet–Protecting the Ocean

Episode 6

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Three-quarters of our planet is covered with water—and it’s this water that sustains life. But our liquid planet, home to half of the world’s known creatures and plants, is facing multiple threats, such as overfishing and commercial development. That’s why leading scientists say that 30 percent of our oceans should be protected. Host Dan LeDuc explores why this 30 percent data point is important with two people committed to safeguarding the oceans: native Hawaiian Sol Kaho’ohalahala, whose culture and livelihood depend on sustainable seas; and Matt Rand, who directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project and has been working with people like Kaho’ohalahala since 2006 to keep our oceans healthy.

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2015's Biggest Marine Reserve Wins in 12 Stunning Photos

From Palau to Easter Island, a visual tour of the major gains in ocean conservation

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2015 was a landmark year for ocean conservation. With the announcements of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, an Easter Island Marine Park, the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve, and the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, more than 2.5 million square kilometers of additional ocean (about 965,000 square miles) will soon be fully protected. This will increase the total amount of ocean safeguarded at this level to 6.5 million square kilometers (2.5 million square miles).

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