Oceans protected

In rare show of solidarity, 14 key nations commit to protect oceans – The world’s most far-reaching pact to protect and sustain ocean health offers hope that our seas’ dire problems might be solved.

Overall, the 14 leaders agreed to sustainably manage 100 percent of the oceans under their national jurisdictions by 2025—an area of ocean roughly the size of Africa. Additionally, they vowed to set aside 30 percent of the seas as marine protected areas by 2030.