25 SEP 2018

Calling for the World's Oceans to be Protected

Therese is in New York today, at the United Nations General Assembly, to discuss ways in which we can further protect the world's oceans.

Therese said: "Globally, less than 10 per cent of the world's seas are currently designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – one of the most important ways to protect precious sea life and habitats from damaging activity.

"It is the UK's ambition to treble internationally-agreed targets for protected areas – and I called on other nations to push for a global target of 30 per cent of oceans designated as MPAs by 2030. Only by working together can we ensure our marine life continues to be a source of awe and wonder for future generations."

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