Nathalie Udo
Nathalie Udo's Fundraiser

Let's protect marine life for us and future generations!

Without healthy oceans, our prosperity – our very survival – will be threatened.

$990 towards $5,000

The Ocean is my passion. We can thank the oceans for the oxygen in every second breath we take, giving us a fifth of the animal protein we eat and absorbing about a third of human-created CO2 emissions. Oceans are also a highly promising source of new medicines. But, strangely, we, humans, continue to carelessly destroy precious marine ecosystems, home to millions of species from the tiniest plankton to enormous blue whales.

Without healthy oceans, our prosperity – our very survival – will be threatened. Currently only about 2% of our oceans are protected with barely 1% strongly protected in "no-take" reserves—places where no one is allowed to extract fish, oil or other resources. This is not enough to avert disaster! Marine scientists recommend strong protection of 20-30% of our oceans to save marine life from extinction.

As some of you might know, I'm a Board Member of the Marine Conservation Institute. Their largest initiative, the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced glôr-ees) is focused on establishing strong protection for at least 20% of every marine habitat in each ocean bioregion by 2030 to avert extinction of marine life in the face of unprecedented climate change and human impact.

I have donated $5000 to them since our oceans desperately need our help. I am starting this campaign to match and hopefully surpass that amount. Please become part of the team to help protect 20% to 30% of our oceans, saving marine life and ourselves from extinction. Support GLORES and protect life on Planet Earth!

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE and healthy oceans!