Action: Demand ratification of the High Seas Treaty!

This Month's Focus: High Seas Treaty

This month is in partnership with the High Seas Alliance.

About the High Seas Treaty:

The High Seas – our shared international waters – are some of the most biodiverse yet least protected areas on Earth. The  High Seas Treaty, also known as the “Treaty for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction,” is set to change this. (See blog post from last year for more information on how we got to this point.)

Once it has been ratified by 60 countries, the High Seas Treaty will become the world’s first international law to safeguard marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction. It will usher in a new era of ocean conservation and management by enabling High Seas Marine Protected Areas and helping to defend our ocean against increasing overexploitation.

Have 30 seconds?

  1. Learn MoreWatch the new video to deepen your understanding of the High Seas Treaty and its significance for our ocean and our future.
  2. Take Action: Demand action from world leaders by signing this petition calling on them to ratify the High Seas Treaty. Sign the petition.

    Your voice matters in shaping a sustainable future for our ocean. 

Have another 5 minutes?

  1. Track Progress: Stay informed about the progress of High Seas Treaty ratification by following our Ratification Tracker. As soon as 60 countries ratify, the Treaty will enter into force. Every ratification counts towards our collective goal of ramping up action to protect our shared ocean. Track progress.

  2. Meet the High Seas Treaty Youth Ambassadors: Get inspired by the dedication of our High Seas Ambassadors, who are leading the charge for ocean conservation and advocacy. Meet the Ambassadors.

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