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No Drilling in our Freshwater Aquifers


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BaCK THE bLUE bELT

I’m asking you to #BackTheBlueBelt.

Please email [email protected] or tweet @GBOceans to pledge your support for the Blue Belt Charter.

Thank you!

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We can make the United Kingdom a world leader in ocean conservation.

The UK’s Blue Belt could become the largest network of marine reserves in the world.

By 2020, the UK and its Overseas Territories could protect 4 million square kilometres of ocean – an area bigger than India.

94% of the UK’s unique species and 85% of the UK’s critically endangered species are found in British Overseas Territories.

The Blue Belt contains breeding grounds for a quarter of the world’s penguins, a third of the world’s albatrosses, endangered turtles, and the world’s largest coral atoll.

Your MP can show even more support by tweeting #BackTheBlueBelt once they’ve signed up to the Charter.

WHAT IS THE

BLUE BELT?

The Blue Belt will be a series of large protected areas of ocean around 7 of the 14 British Overseas Territories, all of which are under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

The Blue Belt consists of Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pitcairn Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

The surrounding areas of ocean are vast marine estates that contain breeding grounds for a quarter of the world’s penguins, a third of the world’s albatrosses, endangered turtles, and the world’s largest coral atoll. Together, these Territories will create 4 million square kilometres of ocean – an area larger than India.

Marine Protected Areas like these have been found to be a productive, cost-effective and viable way to preserve the ocean’s wildlife. They protect vital ecological processes for both local communities and the planet as a whole.

The proposal is for Overseas Territory Governments to get the support they need to create a Blue Belt. Combined with UK waters, this could become the largest network of marine reserves in the world.

These waters must be protected, and you can help.

BLUE BELT CHARTER

With the fifth largest marine estate in the world, the UK and its Overseas Territories are custodian to the largest coral atoll on earth, globally significant populations of albatross, whales and turtles, and as many as a quarter of the penguins on the planet.

Through the actions of successive governments, the UK has demonstrated global leadership in ocean conservation. We call on the UK to reaffirm this leadership by working with the governments of the Overseas Territories to deliver on Blue Belt pledges to:

Establish a 500,000 km² fully protected Marine Protected Area around the South Sandwich Islands in 2018

Deliver on the commitment to establish a fully protected Marine Protected Area in at least 50% of Ascension Island’s waters in 2019

Support the establishment of a locally-led marine protection regime throughout the waters of Tristan da Cunha by 2020

Strengthen the development of the locally-led marine protection regime throughout the waters of St Helena

We also call on the UK to remain a leading force within those international bodies concerned with greater protection of the Polar Regions, the UN process for establishing Marine Protected Areas on the High Seas, and within the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations.

WHO IS

SUPPORTING

THIS?

Great British Oceans, a coalition of the Blue Marine Foundation, Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society, The Pew Trusts, RSPB and Zoological Society of London, support the vision of the UK and Overseas Territory governments to increase marine protection in the British Overseas Territories.

We want the public to be a vocal part of this campaign. We want you to spread the message that marine protection works.fishing-net

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