The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is one of the most pristine places on Earth. Home to nearly 10,000 unique and diverse species, it remains largely unaffected by human activity.
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) wants to see the Southern Ocean protected with the world’s largest network of marine protected areas (MPAs), starting in East Antarctica, the Weddell Sea, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
MPAs are the most effective way to protect ocean ecosystems. They protect biodiversity, while mitigating the impacts of climate change and providing reference areas for scientific research.
Your generosity promotes new MPAs in the world's last great wilderness.