On Friday March 5, the UK government closes a public consultation on whether or not to create the world’s largest Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Islands. Commercial fishing companies have voiced their opposition and are trying to keep these reefs open for business as usual.
We can’t let that happen — coral reefs are dying, and fish are fast disappearing from the oceans. This week’s decision could be the catalyst that saves our oceans. Together, let’s send the UK government a tidal wave of global public support and urge them to protect oceans for future generations.
Sign the petition below, and it will be delivered to Foreign Secretary David Miliband on the March 5 deadline: To UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband: We call on you to create the world’s largest Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Islands. Ban commercial fishing in this area, and work with Chagossians to protect these important reefs and our oceans’ future.
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