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The Push to Safeguard 30% of the Ocean

The Pew Charitable Trusts

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The ocean covers more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and produces more than half of the oxygen on the planet. It provides sustenance and income for billions of people and plays a vital role in regulating climate around the globe.1 It is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s known species—and many more yet to be discovered.2 But the health of the ocean is increasingly threatened by coastal development, climate change, pollution, harmful fishing, seabed mining, and other extractive activities.