Why do we need to protect our oceans?

Oceans produce half of the O2 we breathe and absorb half of the CO2 we produce

dolphin-iconLess than 5% of the ocean benefits from some kind of protection

dolphin-iconAquatic animal have faced an estimated extinction rate five times more than that of terrestrial animals

dolphin-iconIt has been estimated that nine million tons of plastic waste find its way into the oceans every year.

dolphin-iconPlastic garbage, which decomposes very slowly, is often mistaken for food by marine animals

dolphin-iconFish populations, essential to more than 520 million who rely on fishing-related activities for income and food, have crashed by 50% in the last 4 decades

dolphin-iconCoral reefs, the world’s most diverse marine ecosystem, are projected to disappear by 2050

dolphin-iconAlmost every marine organism, from the tiniest plankton to whales and polar bears, is contaminated with man-made chemicals, such as pesticides and chemicals used in common consumer products

dolphin-iconOver 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities

dolphin-iconIn a business-as-usual scenario, by 2050, the ocean is expected to contain more plastics than fish by weight

Switzerland for the Oceans is working towards a major fundraising event, supporting three marine charities. Read more about their efforts here: