Share Your Love for the Ocean
Gepubliceerd op 27 feb. 2014
In this short clip, learn why the I Love the Ocean Pledge is crucial to ocean protection. Please take the pledge and get your free digital passport to the high seas:
Video Source: Cole Hons
TerraMar Founder Speaks at the United Nations
Gepubliceerd op 18 mrt. 2014
Ocean leaders and the TerraMar Project founder tell the world why an ocean-specific sustainable development goal at the United Nations is essential to healthy oceans for generations to come.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL on PROTECTING THE WORLD’S OCEANS
Gepubliceerd op 20 mei 2014
Ghislaine Maxwell is a British philanthropist and the founder of the TerraMar Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a global community who will advocate for the world’s oceans and high seas. The TerraMar Project encourages people to sign a pledge and become what Ghislaine terms an “ocean citizen,” joining the world’s first ocean community dedicated to giving a voice to the least talked about and most forgotten part of our planet.
A passionate deep-sea diver, Ghislaine devotes considerable energy to raising awareness and focusing attention on the issues surrounding oceans. With less than 2% of the world’s oceans being protected, Ghislaine encourages us to pay more attention to the ocean because it feeds the world’s population, provides over half our oxygen and creates the planet’s weather, but faces huge challenges like overfishing, marine debris, ocean warming, ocean acidification, pollution and unsustainable development.
“The oceans have become the world’s dumping ground“, says Ghislaine. Literally, the world’s largest landfill happens to be floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or the Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches, significant amounts of the world’s plastic waste has been caught in currents and transported to these gyres. Greenpeace reports that of the 200 billion pounds of plastic the world produces on an annual basis, 10 percent of it ends up in the ocean. The Eastern Garbage Patch floats between Hawaii and California, and scientists estimate its landmass to be twice the size of Texas. The Western Garbage Patch floats between Japan and Hawaii. These garbage patches are extremely hazardous, poisoning our oceans and killing off marine life. It’s evident that international attention needs to be given to this man-made disaster.
One of Ghislaine’s first priorities with the TerraMar Project is helping to create an ocean-specific Sustainable Development Goal at the United Nations in 2014. Between now and September, Ghislaine is campaigning for the international community and civil society at large to partner with the United Nations to support initiatives aimed at highlighting the important role of oceans. The oceans were not a part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, but Ghislaine is campaigning to make sure that oceans are included in the Sustainable Development Goals, a move she says would make the ocean a priority and enable the creation of new laws and governance for the sustainability of the oceans and high seas. For more information on the development of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals visit: sustainabledevelopment.un.org
Ghislaine believes there is no better or more important place for those issues to come to a head than the United Nations, but what has been lacking is a big movement from the global community. Through her work with the TerraMar Project, she’s hoping to make that change.
Ghislaine Maxwell and The TerraMar Project
Gepubliceerd op 20 jun. 2014
Ghislaine Maxwell, Founder and President of the TerraMar Project, talks about leveraging technology to create a global ocean community.