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.
Unrestricted coastal development is eating away at wetland and coastlines.
Pollution from the land is creating oxygen-deprived dead zones where plants and animals can’t survive.
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.