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"We cannot truly protect our planet without protecting our ocean." - President Obama at Our Ocean 2016


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"We cannot truly protect our planet without protecting our ocean." - President Obama at Our Ocean 2016

Help us make a splash at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali!

Our planet depends on healthy oceans, but only 2% of it is fully protected today. Our oceans are in trouble due to overfishing, pollution and other threats. We launched the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) to combat these issues by encouraging the strong protection of 30% of the ocean by 2030. After recognizing our first Global Ocean Refuges in 2017, we invite you to join us on the next step of this journey: celebrating more blue parks at this year's Our Ocean Conference!

We want to raise as much awareness as possible about this year's GLORES Awards to maximize their benefits to marine wildlife and coastal communities. These awards, and their process of recognizing high quality marine protected areas (MPAs), can incentivize the creation of new MPAs while improving existing reserves.

The 2018 Our Ocean Conference will bring diverse stakeholders together from around the world to shape concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans' health. Our Ocean, Our Legacy is this year's theme, reflecting the choices and actions necessary to maintain our oceans' resources and preserve our ocean's health as a heritage for future generations.

To make a bigger impact with the GLORES Awards, we need to raise funds to support our presence at the conference and the award ceremony. With your assistance, our GLORES Director Dr. Sarah Hameed will attend Our Ocean and speak on conference panels and network to promote strong ocean protection measures on an international stage. Any support that you provide will help us ensure that GLORES continues raising the bar for blue parks to help save ocean wildlife.

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