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One Big Ocean Connects Us All

One Big Ocean Connects Us All

A few years ago, we officially dropped the “s” from World Ocean(s) Day to strongly emphasize our connectedness on this blue planet that we all have to each other and our planet. With this small yet significant change, World Ocean Day returned to its roots from more than 20 years ago, when we partnered with others around the world to start coordinating World Ocean […]

Happy World Ocean Day!

Happy World Ocean Day!

Our ocean needs protecting and celebrating all 365 days of the year, but 8 June is the globally recognized day to celebrate and honor our one shared ocean that connects us all. Together, we can help, through our individual and collective impact! This World Ocean Day month, millions of people celebrate our blue planet around the world! Many incorporate an […]

Register for Youth Advocacy Training!

Register for Youth Advocacy Training!

  About the Program   Please note: You must register for all 4 sessions individually.     Session 1: Conservation Policy in Action At 11am EST/ 3pm UTC on Saturday, 29 April Featuring speakers Claudia Munoz-Colon, OceanEcho Fellow, and students from the 30×30 Illinois Conservation Task Force Participants will learn from youth leaders from several different regions, as they share […]

Partnering with the International Zoo Educators Association

Partnering with the International Zoo Educators Association

The Ocean Project and the International Zoo Educators Association (IZE) are like-minded organizations in many ways. Both are small and nimble non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting conservation education professionals in pursuit of a healthier planet. Many IZE institutions celebrate World Ocean Day, which The Ocean Project has been coordinating globally for over 20 years, and countless aquarium and zoo educators […]

Increasing the Impact of Young Conservation Leaders and World Ocean Day

Increasing the Impact of Young Conservation Leaders and World Ocean Day

For more than 25 years, The Ocean Project has been committed to catalyzing collective action for our ocean and climate. Moving forward, we will be centering even more of our efforts on collaborating with young conservation leaders. We will also be growing our coordination efforts with World Ocean Day in June and expanded engagement with this global network throughout the […]

Momentum Growing to Protect and Restore our Ocean!

Momentum Growing to Protect and Restore our Ocean!

Our ocean finally gets a High Seas Treaty! This past weekend, nations agreed on language to protect the world’s biodiversity in international waters of the ocean, a vast area that covers nearly half the planet’s surface. The High Seas – also known as “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” (BBNJ) – include all the ocean waters and seafloor beyond 200 nautical miles […]

30×30 Annual Update for 2022 Released

30×30 Annual Update for 2022 Released

Photo thanks to Fabrice Dudenhofer / Ocean Image Bank. For more than three years, we have catalyzed collective action in support of protecting at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (“30×30”). We have catalyzed collective action in support of 30×30 by collaborating with youth leaders, zoos, aquariums, museums and over 2,000 others partners in our global […]

Advocacy Training for Youth Leaders

Advocacy Training for Youth Leaders

The Ocean Project is running a 4-week virtual “Advocacy Training” designed for youth leaders ages 15-21 who are associated in some capacity with a zoo, aquarium, and/or museum in the United States (limited now due to funding restrictions but we plan to expand globally in the future!) The series launches at the end of January, 2023. Click here for more […]

VICTORY: A Global Commitment to 30×30!

VICTORY: A Global Commitment to 30×30!

Global leaders finalized negotiations at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit (COP15) in the early morning hours on December 19, 2022. The historic agreement includes a commitment to conserve 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (30×30) by protecting nature while respecting indigenous and traditional territories. This Guardian article summarizes the main points. The global commitment to 30×30 was […]

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