For marine biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, standing up for the ocean is a calling. Her willingness to raise her hand and use her voice for the ocean comes from the belief that if we work strategically, collectively, and quickly, the ocean can rebound in a magical way. Join her in signing the petition on WeAreOneOcean.org.
We're calling on world leaders to adopt a target at the 2021 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the global ocean, including international waters, by 2030. We urge world leaders to be driven by science, and led by an inclusive process that embraces all stakeholder communities and considers the ocean's value to the peoples of every nation.