Threats and Impacts

Threats to Ocean Health

Although they span nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, 99 percent of the world's oceans are not protected. As vast as the oceans are, no part is unaffected by human activity.

Latest News & Features


Destructive and unsustainable fishing practices are draining the ocean of marine life and with it the way of life of millions of fishermen around the world.


x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Learn about the places you love. Find out
how you can help.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

I'm already on the list!

Read our privacy policy.