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MOTION FOR OCEAN – GET ACTIVE TO SAVE OUR OCEAN!

May 26, 2020

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BLUE’s largest annual fundraising event, London to Monaco, has been postponed until next year. BLUE will not let this fundraising blow set us back and we hope you agree our ocean should not suffer. Instead, BLUE’s new interactive and creative #Motion4Ocean campaign will help us fundraise and continue our work to protect our ocean. We still have a chance to make 2020 the ocean “super year” and a turning point to  rebuild a future where our  ocean is  healthy and safe forever,  for  everyone.  

We just need your help. 

Here’s how you can get involved: 

1.  Get active for 30 minutes. Whether  you go for a run, a walk, a surf or do some yoga, the choice is yours – just get active!      

2.  Donate (any amount) to Blue Marine Foundation.

3. Post a selfie on Instagram Stories nominating three friends to do the challenge. Tag @bluemarinefoundation and include the #Motion4Ocean hashtag and sticker by searching ‘Motion4Ocean’. 

 

 

 Why now? 

Our oceans are in crisis. Around 90% of commercial fish stocks are fully or over-exploited and 90% of large, predatory fish are gone. Overfishing is one of the greatest threats to the health of our ocean. 

The ocean “super year” of 2020 was meant to be a step forward in combatting these issues. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously delayed any progress. BLUE’s largest fundraising event, London to Monaco, has been postponed until next year. Several vital global ocean conservation conferences have been postponed or cancelled, without alternative arrangements put in place, and illegal and unregulated fishing is on the rise.  

However, 2020 is not over, and we can still make this a  turning point  to  build a healthy ocean forever, for everyone. With your help, we can ensure that we will be able to continue our mission of seeing 30 per cent of the ocean under protection by 2030. 

 

 The money you raise will help us:  

  • Secure marine protected areas to ensure the protection of at least 30 per cent of the ocean by 2030. 
  • Develop models of sustainable fishing to prove that low-impact fishing benefits marine life, local fishers and communities. 
  • Restore marine habitats to revive and protect vulnerable and threatened species and to sequester carbon. 
  • Tackle unsustainable fishing by highlighting poor practice and developing solutions. 
  • Connect people with the sea and enhance ocean understanding across generations

 

How far can £30,000 go? 

  • It can fund a year of whale shark research in St Helena’s marine protected area. 
  • It can fund the training of rangers to protect the Caspian’s first-ever marine protected area. 
  • It can fund the creation of a short film about the environmental and social impacts of industrial salmon farming. 

 

Let’s aim for £30,000 and hope to raise more. Thanks so much your support! 

 

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