Why it Matters to Keep the World's Oceans Pure and Clean

Oceans may contain 97% of the Earth's water, but climate change, overfishing and other human impacts have thrown their health into decline.
Only about 3% of the world's oceans are legally protected, yet we have proof that marine protected areas — where human activity is restricted — offer healthier ecosystems, increased biodiversity and even have the potential to increase gender equality in nearby communities, among other benefits.
That's why international governments, organizations and individuals are stepping up, adding momentum to the movement to conserve increased volumes of Earth's oceans.