This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Academics have mapped out a network of sanctuaries they say are required to save the world’s oceans, protect wildlife and fight climate breakdown. The study, ahead of a historic vote at the UN , sets out the first detailed plan of how countries can protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target scientists and policy makers say is crucial in order to safeguard marine ecosystems and help mitigate the impacts of a rapidly heating world. “The speed at which the high seas have been depleted of some of their most spectacular and iconic wildlife has taken the world by surprise,” said co-author Prof Callum Roberts from the University of York. “This report shows how protected areas could be rolled out across international waters to create a net of protection that will help save species from extinction and help them survive in our fast-changing world.” Experts plan to turn 30% of the world’s oceans into sanctuaries from human activity by 2030 Guardian graphic. Source: Greenpeace Greenpeace “From climate change to overfishing , the world’s oceans are facing an […]

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