This animation explores how a new global treaty – the first of its kind – could end lawlessness that threatens conservation of the high seas.
This vast stretch of ocean – covering 50% of the planet – falls outside national boundaries. Ungoverned, these seas are exposed to widespread abuses such as overfishing or the dumping of chemical waste and plastic.
This puts the food security of millions of people at stake. And, due to the interconnected nature of our ocean, dangerous pollutants are washed ashore with crippling effects for coastal communities.
This animation condenses into 90 seconds how a new international and legally binding agreement, set to govern conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect marine species and the communities whose livelihoods and economies rely on the high seas.
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