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  • Beyond the dot of green where humans dwell, lies the world’s greatest natural wonder.

  • The Ocean

  • This vast blue wilderness covers three-quarters of our planet.

  • It carves our coastlines and dominates our weather systems.

  • It supports life from some of the largest animals that ever lived, down to the tiniest

  • deep-sea creatures.

  • We are living on a blue planet.

  • But human activities are increasingly threatening the health of the ocean.

  • Pollution and overfishing are taking a toll on marine life and ecosystems.

  • These threats know no borders.

  • But they can be reversed.

  • Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy Project is working with its partners around the world to establish

  • the first network of highly protected marine parks.

  • Kept safe from human activities, these marine reserves are windows into some of the greatest

  • wildlife spectacles on earth.

  • Their beauty is matched only by their vitality.

  • When a marine reserve is created, natural treasures are protected and renewal beings.

  • Fish repopulate, coral regenerates and species of all varieties spill out of the boundaries

  • replenishing life in neighboring waters.

  • Nature can rebuild.

  • Marine reserves play a part in helping to replenish

  • the food source for four billion people.

  • And provide benefits far beyond sustenance to island communities, where culture is defined

  • by the sea.

  • Since 2006, communities, scientists, indigenous leaders, and governments have worked together

  • to safeguard over two million square miles of the ocean by securing commitments to nine

  • highly protected marine reserves.

  • These designations have started a movement that brings us one step closer to safeguarding

  • our vital life support system.

  • Left alone, the sea has the power to regenerate and restore life.

  • By protecting these special places, we can make a difference.

  • It’s time to align passion with possibility.

  • It’s time to protect our blue planet.

  • Join us.

Beyond the dot of green where humans dwell, lies the world’s greatest natural wonder.

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