Show Some Love for the Coral Sea
While Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it’s not too late to show some love for a very deserving subject – the Coral Sea.
Last fall, the Australian government proposed a plan to protect the Coral Sea—one of the most biologically diverse ocean sites in the world—by creating a large marine reserve. While the plan is a good start, it doesn’t protect the sea’s fragile coral reefs (and very namesake!), which lie in the western half of the Coral Sea..
The good news is that there’s still time for Australia to protect these reefs and create the world’s single largest marine national park! You can join OWOO in helping expand the Coral Sea marine reserve by clicking here to send a message to the Australian government.
Watch this fun Nemo-like PSA put together by the Protect Our Coral Sea campaign that highlights the importance of this effort.
One of the most effective ways to restore the ocean is to create more marine reserves, which protect critical ocean areas in the same way national parks do on land.
The Coral Sea is one of the last remaining places on Earth where populations of large ocean fish - sharks, tuna and billfish - have not been drastically reduced. For this reason, we’re partnering with Pew Environment Group’s Global Ocean Legacy campaign to help support the establishment of a world-class, highly protected marine park in the Coral Sea that ensures marine life continues to thrive.
The deadline for submitting public comments is February 24, so there’s no time to lose! Send your message of support to the Australian government today by clicking here.