Establish Ross Sea as a Marine Reserve

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Originally Posted: January 29, 2012

Establish Ross Sea as a Marine Reserve

FROM U.S. GreenPeace

ACTION

Help protect penguins, seals, minke whales and the ecosystem they need to survive. Tell Secretary of State Clinton to protect this pristine ecosystem that is threatened by industrial fishing.

Sign an online petition:
https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=995&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=atuxubi0p6.app331a

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
phone 202-647-4000
online contact form:
http://contact-us.state.gov/app/answers/list

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

About 71% of our planet is covered by ocean. Almost all of it is currently open to exploitation -- with devastating consequences. This has to change and it can start with the Ross Sea. An entire ecosystem is counting on it. This region of the Southern Ocean called the Ross Sea is the most pristine coastal sea on earth — but it is under serious threat from industrial fishing.

Here, literally at the bottom of the world, commercial fishing vessels come in search of Antarctic toothfish. You probably know this fish by another name — Chilean Sea Bass. What you might not know is that without it an ecosystem that supports vast populations of amazing creatures like penguins, seals, minke whales and colossal squid couldn’t exist.

That's why Greenpeace, along with a coalition of other groups, has been working closely with the US delegation to the international body responsible for overseeing conservation efforts in the Ross Sea.


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