The open oceans are the world’s largest ecosystems, vital to everyone, owned by no-one. Traversed by whales, sharks, turtles, tuna and albatross and home to mysterious deep-sea creatures, these are the true wilds of our planet.What can you do?
Once outside coastal waters there are no governments and no owners. The high seas are shared by all of us. With a lack of rules here we have collectively devastated much of the wildlife. But it's also the venue of perhaps our greatest conservation success - saving the whales. If we work together to protect and share the bounty of the high seas, we can ensure it thrives for future generations.
The High Seas cover half our planet and are shared by all of us. But only 1% of the high seas are protected.
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Our coastal seas are a rich community of plants and animals working together, all of which are vital to the health of our planet and humanity.