2021 World Oceans Day Fund
World Oceans Day, recognized annually on June 8, was established by the United Nations to both celebrate the beauty and mystery of the ocean, as well as to promote public interest in protecting, preserving, and sustainably managing its resources. The 2021 theme is “The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods.”
The ocean covers 70% of the planet and produces at least half of the available oxygen; it is home to the vast majority of earth’s biodiversity, is a major source of food for billions around the world, and is a key driver of global economies. However, 90% of big fish populations are depleted, more than 50% of coral reefs are destroyed, and we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished.
Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives working to protect our oceans and the life within them. Join us is supporting organizations that help significantly reduce marine pollution, protect marine and coastal ecosystems, and work towards the conservation and sustainable use of the sea.