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OUR GLOBAL GOALS

FINALLY IT FEELS LIKE THE TIDE IS TURNING...
I've been working in ocean conservation for
more than two decades, and this year felt different
from anything I've experienced before. It felt like
a breakthrough.
In June, the first ever UN Ocean Conference took
place in New York. For the first time in history, the
ocean took centre stage in the global arena. And it
was inspiring to see governments, business leaders
and civil society united in their conviction that
our ocean - so long neglected - is fundamental to
sustainable development and the future well-being
of billions of people. Major ocean summits in
Indonesia, Chile and Malta drew new commitments
and added to the momentum.

Below: our groundbreaking report,
demonstrating the value
of the Western Indian
Ocean's resources,
inspired a series of
events linking ocean
conservation with
sustainable development.

Another priority for us is extending the area of
ocean under protection. This year, we welcomed
almost 5 million hectares of new protected areas off
Colombia, five new sites off Madagascar, four new
areas in Swedish waters, a new site in Canada and
Pakistan's first marine protected area, among others.
Chile also committed to protecting 160 million
hectares by 2018. Protected areas have doubled in
size over the past five years to 6 per cent of the Earth's
oceans, an important step in the right direction.
From overfishing and habitat destruction to
climate change and pollution, our oceans face
immense and growing threats. But, finally, it feels
like the tide is turning and the oceans are starting
to receive the necessary attention.

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