Help save the Antarctic ocean
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Oct 24, 2012
Famous actor Leonardo Di Caprio has teamed up with Avaaz, forming a petition to save the Antarctic ocean.
A positive move to turn the Antarctic ocean into the world’s largest marine sanctuary is in jeopardy as Russia, South Korea and other countries threaten to vote it down in an attempt to remain able to fish in said seas.
Negotiators will this week meet to make a decision on the potentially world-changing oceanic transformation. Di Caprio and Avaaz are calling on a mass of signatures to isolate those attempting to block the sactuary and sway the decision to favour it.
In his plea for other to sign, he said:
“Within days, governments could begin turning wide stretches of the Antarctic ocean into the world's largest marine sanctuary, saving the habitat of whales, penguins, and thousands of other polar species from industrial fishing fleets. But they won’t act unless we speak out now.
This week, a small group of negotiators will meet behind closed doors to make a decision. A massive people-powered surge could break open the talks, isolate those attempting to block the sanctuary, and secure a deal to protect over 6 million square kilometers of the precious Antarctic ocean.
The whales and penguins can't speak for themselves, so it's up to us to defend them. Let's change negotiators' minds with a massive wave of public pressure -- Avaaz will surround the meeting with hard-hitting ads, and together we'll deliver our message to delegates via a deafening cry on social networks”
You can sign the Avaaz petition here.