Earth’s vast oceans, long viewed as an infinite supply of food and a bottomless repository for our waste, have been pushed to the brink. Now, with sea levels rising and coral reefs dying, our oceans’ ability to support marine life — and us — is at risk. It is time to sound the alarm.
With their ability to feed the world and regulate our climate, Earth's oceans make our planet livable. Yet we’re choking the life out of them:
Answering the Call
Conservation International works in 20 countries to sustainably and equitably manage oceans and coasts for the benefit of people and nature. Our strategy is threefold: to safeguard the ocean areas on which humans depend, to reinforce and protect depleted wild-catch fisheries, and to reinvigorate degraded coastal ecosystems and restore their ability to mitigate climate change.
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The world’s oceans are vast, the threats widespread, and there’s much more work to do. You can help.