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Our blue planet is under threat
The fate of our oceans and all life on Earth is intimately connected.
Not only are oceans responsible for making every second breath we take, they are the sources of food security for billions of people.
But all of this is at risk.
To protect our oceans from the worst effects of climate change and safeguard wildlife, scientists have told us we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030.
Donate now to fund the campaign calling on world leaders to establish a strong Global Ocean Treaty that protects wildlife, ensures food security, and helps avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
DEEP SEAOIL DRILLING
Burning fossil fuels contributes towards damaging climate change and Arctic sea ice melting. But their extraction through deep sea oil drilling causes immediate and direct threats to marine wildlife and the wider environment.
In 2020 at the UN negotiations, world leaders are coming together to discuss a Global Ocean Treaty, an agreement that would make it possible to protect oceans outside of national borders from human exploitation by making them ocean sanctuaries. But this will only happen if millions of us rise up to protect our blue planet.
Scientists tell us that if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and safeguard wildlife, we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030.
Join us in calling on world leaders to push for a strong Global Ocean Treaty that protects wildlife, ensures food security, and helps avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
How will my donation help?
Could pay for scientific equipment and satellite communications technology to capture vital footage.
Could help rent a Remote Operated Vehicle to capture vital images of vulnerable deep sea ecosystems.
Could help influence world leaders to agree a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the UN negotiations next year.
The world has woken up to the scale of the plastic pollution crisis facing our oceans. Millions of tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year: the equivalent of a truckload of plastic every single minute. Corporations pumping out single-use plastic are happy to let the oceans become the final dumping ground for their throwaway products, where they can choke and entangle animals, and break down into dangerous and edible microplastics over time.
Tiny plastic particles have been found in creatures large and small, from mighty majestic whales and turtles to fish, seabirds and even in sea salt. Plastic is in the deepest parts of the ocean, trapped in polar sea ice and swirling in dense plastic soups in so-called ‘gyres’ in the ocean.
Throwaway plastic is made on land and it’s here that we need to see action from companies to reduce the amount of single-use plastic they are pumping out onto the market. But out at sea we need to create vast ocean sanctuaries, which provide safe havens for wildlife to recover free from human interference.
Oil spills and pollution hurting, choke and kill marine life. There are also ‘hidden’ threats, like seismic blasting which injures and even kills whales and other marine life. This blasting is done as by large oil companies searching for oil beneath the sea floor and is done across the world including the Great Australian Bight across the south coast of Australia.
The Great Australian Bight is a nursing ground for whales where each year where the countless whales rest and raise their calves. Underwater blasting can deafen these animals, or force them to flee the area quickly - causing confusion and disorientation. Unseen side effects are internal injuries, but some animals end up stranding in shallow waters or on beaches.
Seismic blasting has been likened to standing next to an exploding hand grenade. Deafening blasts occur every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for months on end.
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Can I choose which appeal gets my regular donation?
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Giving an unrestricted gift is the best way that you can support Greenpeace, as it ensures that we can spend the funds where they are needed most.
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Why is it better to become a Regular Giver?
Regular donations allow us to provide a stable and sustainable campaign force for the planet. By signing up to become a regular giver, no matter the size of your regular donation, you will make a vital difference to our ability to respond quickly to the planet’s greatest threats. Our regular donors are proud to know that they have had a hand in powering our effective and strategic campaigns through from conception to victory.
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