Planet at a Crossroads

GLORES at the World Conservation Congress

In just a few days’ time, team members at Marine Conservation Institute will be traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to attend the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress from September 1-10th. The theme of the Congress is “Our planet at a crossroads”, and we couldn’t agree more.

“The ecosystems that underpin our economies, well-being and survival are collapsing. Species are becoming extinct at unprecedented rates. Our climate is in crisis. And it’s all happening on our watch.”-IUCN

Numerous issues threaten the health of the oceans, including ocean acidification, shipping and overfishing. Business as usual is not an option. We must take action now.

Marine Conservation Institute is doing just that by leading the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced “glories”), an initiative designed to catalyze strong protection for 30% of the ecosystems in each marine biogeographic region of the world’s oceans by 2030. It is a strategic, science-based way to safeguard marine ecosystems.

Come check out our exhibition booth at the Congress to learn more about GLORES and the role it will play in recovering marine life for us and future generations. We’d love for you to Be InvolvedFollow us as we live tweet our Congress adventure in Hawaii!

A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal rests on a beach, photo credits: Mark Sullivan/NOAA Fisheries
A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal rests on a beach, photo credits: Mark Sullivan/NOAA Fisheries

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