Using our oceans sustainably
Working for low-impact solutionsWWF is not against people using the oceans and their many resources.
But we believe this use must be sustainable and must not damage marine ecosystems - particularly those within or near Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Our Global Marine Programme is working to ensure that policies and mechanisms are put in place that clearly and specifically protect sensitive marine habitats or wildlife from key human activities:
Such policies can be made by international and regional fora, governments, industry, and/or communities.
The work includes:
- using scientific information to make the case for establishing best practices and frameworks which avoid/mitigate environmental risk for key industries.
- establishing no-go areas or strictly regulated zones for sensitive marine habitats most under threat from these industries.