You can do something about it !

Here are some tips to reduce your impact on the Blue Planet.

© Mer Fragile
Volunteer and organize beach cleanups. Involve your parents and friends… Why not joining or creating a local association to implement actions for the sea?
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Support the creation and maintenance of marine parks and reserves. In 1998, more than 1,600 marine scientists and conservation biologists from 65 countries have issued a call to turn 20% of the world's oceans into natural marine reserves by the year 2020.
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Choose beaches that have a “clean beach” passport to encourage local policies of protection like the blue flag for example that has been given in 2014 to 3203 beaches worldwide.
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Choose restaurants promoting sustainable practices and species.
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Report illegal garbage dumps to local authorities, environmental protection agencies and coast-guards.
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Citizens can act collectively on governments by signing petitions like the one organized after the oil spill of the Prestige in Europe to request an acceleration of the process under which all single hull ships are to be decommissioned by 2015, and the establishment of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas to protect coastlines at risk.
wikimedia commons / Stuart Wilding
Citizens can act collectively on governments by signing petitions like the one organized after the oil spill of the Prestige in Europe to request an acceleration of the process under which all single hull ships are to be decommissioned by 2015, and the establishment of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas to protect coastlines at risk.
© Nausicaa
Citizens can write to their government to invite them to commit and to implement laws in favour of the Ocean. It is vital to raise authorities’ awareness about Ocean’s issues. A simple way to act is to sign petitions for example.

See how things can change thanks to global action !

  • Longitude 181, for example, developed a charter for divers and diving centers who want to adopt a responsible attitude. It is available in 12 languages and distributed around the world.
  • In 1998, more than 1600 marine scientists and biologists specialized in conservation from 65 countries called to transform 20% of the global oceans into marine protected areas from 2020.