We can thank the oceans for providing half of the oxygen we breathe, 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.
Currently only about 5% of our oceans are protected with barely 2% strongly protected in places where no one is allowed to extract fish, minerals, oil or other resources. This is not enough to avert disaster! Marine scientists recommend strong protection of at least 30% of our oceans to save marine life from extinction and recover marine life. Marine Conservation Institute advocates for protecting our oceans with a global network of Blue Parks and measures protection around the world through the Atlas of Marine Protection. Their actions will help to avert extinction of marine life in the face of unprecedented climate change and human impact.
CJ has loved the ocean and all the sea animals that inhabit the ocean since he was 2 years old. He would love for his friends to donate to this organization (any amount is fine) in place of a present. Anyone who knows CJ, knows that his knowledge and love of the ocean runs deep:) Help us protect 30% of our oceans, saving marine life from extinction. Support Blue Parks and protect life on Planet Earth!