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

295,240 signatures. Let’s get to 300K

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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Sandra H

I care

6 days ago
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Jennifer B

we need change

1 week ago
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Jeremy H

Parts of Antarctica are some of the few places on Earth that have not yet been badly damaged by the human race.

2 weeks ago
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Courtney C

The whole world needs more Marine Protected Areas and Antarctica is no different. Despite the seemingly frigid wasteland, the waters around this conti…

2 weeks ago
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Jan S

Time to pay attention & help right our wrongs!

2 weeks ago
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Andrea V

precisamos proteger a natureza, os ecossistemas

3 weeks ago
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Ivan I

I believe it's the right thing to do

3 weeks ago
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Stephanie M

common sense

3 weeks ago
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Ulf S

Please, leave the Antarctic waters alone and let the thrive without human impact!

1 month ago
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Ivan P

it's only right to do so

1 month ago
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Precious S

As I am only 14 years old, I have the right to use my voice and say that: I want a future for me, my baby brother, and my future family. With every da…

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Precious Gwenette S

As I am only 14 years old, I have the right to use my voice and say that: I want a future for me, my baby brother, and my future family. With every da…

1 month ago
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Justin T

protect Antarctica

1 month ago
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Poyet D

j'aime la faune et la flore

1 month ago
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Maura H

I went to Antarctica in January and it is apparent that the seas are the wild west and seas and sea life need protection from rampant, often illegal,…

1 month ago
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Michael W

without a healthy antarctic our earth will unhealthy as well

2 months ago
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Claire K

the entire planet depends on the viability of theantartic ice shelf and itis melting at jncreasing speed and area in the last few years. we havent muc…

2 months ago
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Cédric G

il est temps que les choses bougent danq le bon sens

2 months ago
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Clare B

Let's keep some spaces sacred and allow the earth to heal

2 months ago
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Aoifemary E

Protect Antartica!!

2 months ago
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Gerald W

Antartica is important. We need to protect it's ecosystem Our future might eventually depend on it.

2 months ago
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Linda K

Look at all the animals that are dying or will die. Don't they need protection? The ice is melting and they have to go further in search for food and…

3 months ago
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cindy c

please protect our oceans and ocean life

3 months ago
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Jillian G

I want to protect Antarctica, my boyfriend worked on mapping this marine protected area for his thesis. Very cool to see it come in to fruition

3 months ago
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Ellie B

I care

3 months ago
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