Dear PM Jacinda Ardern, I call on you to support the creation of ocean sanctuaries across the planet, and for NZ to back the strongest Global Ocean Treaty at the UN to enable this.
Our blue planet is under threat.
From climate change and plastics, to mining and overfishing - the threats facing our oceans are growing bigger and more urgent day by day.
Now we have a chance to turn things around, by putting the most vulnerable and important parts of our seas off-limits to destructive industries.
Governments are starting work on a Global Ocean Treaty. If they get it right, it’ll open the door to a vast network of ocean sanctuaries, which could protect over a third of the world's seas.
Our oceans sustain all life on Earth - now they need us to protect them.