© Brijuni Islands National Park
The ocean supplies more than half the oxygen we breathe, and provides food and livelihoods for billions of people worldwide. And while it may appear vast and indestructible, it’s in serious trouble.

We’ve already lost half our coral reefs and mangroves − some of the most productive habitats on Earth. We’ve pushed many crucial fish stocks to the point of collapse, threatening livelihoods and food security – and harming other species including seabirds, turtles and dolphins. Meanwhile, the livelihoods of coastal communities are threatened, as pollution and climate change further degrades the ocean they depend on.

What we are doing
The ocean is an engine of economic development – if we manage it sustainably.

Science-based management plans and marine protected areas can keep fish stocks healthy and support livelihoods the world over while safeguarding vibrant habitats that draw tourists and create jobs. We are working to protect the ocean and its diversity of life.


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