The ocean is a world of sound. Acoustic is important for marine wildlife, but once sound becomes noise it poses a significant threat which impacts marine species from the smallest – krill – to the largest – whales. It’s important to reduce noise in the ocean.
OceanCare has been working on ocean conservation for more than 3o years. They speak on behalf of marine life with a variety of organizations from the International Whaling Commission to the UN Economic and Social Council. This gives them the opportunity to influence international bodies and regulations. Their big-picture focus is not only on scientists and researchers, but also on policy-makers with an aim to enact ocean-protection legislation.
But while campaigning for big issues like oil and gas exploration and marine protected areas, OceanCare doesn’t lose sight of less well-known issues like noise pollution and its effects on marine mammals.
Thank you OceanCare for speaking for the ocean and its inhabitants and working to protect their future!
OceanCare, founded in 1987, is committed to marine wildlife protection. Since 2011 with Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We give the ocean and its inhabitants – marine wildlife – a strong voice within almost all relevant international Treaties.
We are science based, passionate and solution oriented. Focus is given from hands-on animal rescue activities to large scale global programs such as the call for a global Treaty addressing plastic pollution. Our professional work is recognized by many UN Bodies which lead to official partnership-agreements for specific work programs. However, we don’t compromise when it comes to the well-being of marine wildlife and its home – the Ocean.
After 7 years of intense campaigning in Spain, the Spanish Parliament adopted a law which includes our major call: a ban of any new hydrocarbon exploration in its waters and territory. It’s good for the ocean, for marine wildlife, for the climate and therefore for people, too.
We’ve succeeded in improving the protection status of many marine species, such as beaked whales, as well as the establishment of marine protected areas, such as the Whale Migration Corridor between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands.
We love to act as a Team. A team that includes everyone who is passionate about the ocean. A team that includes You!