Protect Antarctica to Secure the Largest Act of Ocean Protection in History

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If you live on this planet, you can thank Antarctica. The continent helps stabilize our climate, and its waters provide nutrients for fish around the world. It is also the only continent on Earth that is dedicated to peace and science.

But Antarctica is facing an increasing number of threats. With melting ice, warming waters, higher temperatures, and increased fishing, Antarctica and all of the creatures that live there need us more than ever.

While nations work to address climate change, we can act now to protect vital Antarctic ecosystems and deliver the largest act of ocean protection in history.

With its 26 member countries, CCAMLR, or the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, has the power to establish three large marine sanctuaries in the East Antarctic, the Weddell Sea, and the Antarctic Peninsula. 

Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been shown to vastly increase biodiversity, abundance and ecosystem health, and provide resilience to climate change. Collectively, these MPAs would protect almost 4 million square kilometers, an area the size of the entire European Union, and be the largest act of ocean protection in history!

Leading ocean conservation organizations—including the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, Antarctica2020, the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy, and Only One—are coming together to advocate for action, but we need your help to protect Antarctica for future generations.

Life in Antarctica is breathtaking, but today it is under threat. · Cristina Mittermeier
Climate change is transforming the fundamentals of the Antarctic environment · John Weller
Adélie penguin chicks are struggling to survive warmer temperatures · Cristina Mittermeier
In February 2020, Antarctica hit a record-high temperature of 20.75°C (69.3°F) · John Weller
Marine protected areas can protect vulnerable species like Weddell seals · Andy Mann
Antarctica’s future is our future, we need to act now to protect it · Cristina Mittermeier

Your voice matters. Add your name to the petition urging leaders from CCAMLR member countries to act now to protect Antarctica. We will deliver your signatures to them, which will show the outpour of public support for action to protect Antarctica’s precious waters. 

You can also join us in the campaign to #ProtectAntarctica by sharing this critical effort on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Moesha R

its so fucking important

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Sheollagh F

I want my grandchildren to have the chance to live a full lifespan

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franca d

i love my Planet and all animals

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Christoph S

...we can't effort to destroy our natural Lifestyle base.

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Tracy C

I care about our planet.

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Hesse S

i think about the future.

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Gillian W


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Karen M

we need to protect the animals living their

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Philippa T

I care

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Kathryn A

This is a state of emergency and needs to be acted on NOW to save and restore Antarctica's glacial habitats and its marine wildlife.

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Yasna A

Antarctica need to be protected ASAP

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Shirley B

it is important to ensure this part of the world is protected

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Petsa K

we are killing lifevon Earth

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Katja R

there`s only one world

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Dean m

we need to save the planet

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Gill E

its a duty of everyone to save this planet

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Janet K

we have to protect our planet

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Dinah C

we have to support our planet by looking after these important ecosystems. These environmental problems will not disappear without action.

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Stefan L

this is the last chance we got to save the planet insteed of destruct it.

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Ana Maria P

I am signing because I want to help with this important movement.

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Annemarieke P

our oceans are as essential to all of life as healthy lungs to an individual

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Cynthia W

This is something that should have been addressed decades ago. People need to be more aware maybe, ad's on social media, commerical on T.V.

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Amélie C

il faut protéger l’ Antarctique

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Emiel T

they don’t know what the fuk they doing

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Ana C

Está nas nossas mãos de evitar um desastre ecológico que afecta o planeta!

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