Take 3 for the Sea is delighted to join The World Surf League’s (WSL) campaign, We Are One Ocean, which is calling for the protection of 30 percent of our one ocean by 2030, or 30×30.
The WSL, Take 3 and more than 60 other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and corporations from around the world are encouraging people to join the global movement in support of 30×30 and sign the We Are One Ocean petition at weareoneocean.org.
We Are One Ocean is building support for the 30×30 biodiversity targets designed to protect nature and life on earth, with a specific call to fully and highly protect 30% of the global ocean.
Those who sign the We Are One Ocean petition will be part of a growing international community urging world leaders to adopt 30×30 at an upcoming United Nations Convention where these targets will be decided.
The campaign is inspired by WSL PURE, WSL’s non-profit, which has built a growing coalition of in support of We Are One Ocean.
“Establishing fully and highly protected areas is an incredible way to build resiliency in our ocean. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect critical ocean habitat and biodiversity for generations to come,” said Reece Pacheco, SVP Ocean Responsibility, WSL.
“This isn’t just about the ocean. It’s about people. By protecting the ocean, and hitting 30×30, we guarantee a healthier future for all.”
The WSL is launching a content series sharing the unique stories of six people’s connection to the ocean and their personal motivation for signing the petition. The series will launch on
February 9, 2021 and feature prominent surfers, scientists and environmentalists, including reigning WSL Champion Italo Ferreira from Brazil.