Despite covering half the planet, only 1.2% of the High Seas is protected because it lacks clear rules to establish protected areas leaving its marine life vulnerable to exploitation.
This year, States will hopefully finalize a new legally binding international Treaty to defend the ocean – the first ever to specifically address conservation of marine life in our shared global common. This will be a significant opportunity since the start of the coronavirus outbreak to unite as a global community and pull ourselves back from an extinction crisis by restoring balance with the natural world.
Participate in the 10 Days of Action for the High Seas to show your support for the adoption of a strong and ambitious High Seas Treaty in 2022 during the UN Intergovernmental Conference IGC4 in New York, 7-18 March.
How to Participate
- Calendar of Action: Use the Calendar below to take action each day and share a ready to publish Tweet.
- Rally: Show your support during the High Seas Treaty rally days by joining online. Publish the online placard on your social feed.
- Voice your concerns: Urge your government and world leaders to take action and secure a strong High Seas Treaty in 2022.
Click one box every day from 7th to 18th March to participate in the 10 Days of Action for the High Seas.
Click the calendar below to tweet and help amplify why concluding a long overdue ambitious and robust High Seas Treaty in 2022 matters.
Stay tuned as actions get added to the Calendar below.
From the High Seas Only One Petition to tweeting world leaders, we have compiled a wide variety of online actions for you to take in order to keep the pressure on throughout the duration of the meeting. Please use the High Seas IGC4 Toolkit to access all the resources.