Marine reserves

Last edited 30 June 2014 at 5:26pm

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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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 - 16:34

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 - 14:07 -
Tuna and bycatch caught in the east Pacific

The Italian Job: reeling in the Italian tuna industry

The sands in the tuna campaign have shifted again, and the oceans and tuna will ultimately be better off for it. Our Italian colleagues have just announced...
Posted by simon clydesdale - 9 March, 2012 - 13:56

New Antarctic Ocean Alliance to blaze trail for marine reserves

According to some people, 2012 is supposed to be a year of transformative events. Well I don’t know about astronomical alignments, the Mayan calendar and all...
Posted by hayley.baker - 28 February, 2012 - 18:25
A sea lion swims near Greenpeace divers with the banner "Marine Reserves Now" in

Marine reserves success story: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Greenpeace Mexico oceans campaigner Alejandro Olivera, reveals how the thriving 20-year old marine reserve at Cabo Pulmo, which has seen fish increase by 463...
Posted by Gemma Freeman - 30 August, 2011 - 14:30

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