Read former first lady of the United States Laura Bush's June 6 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that spotlights the importance of protecting our oceans.
Global Ocean Legacy, a project of Pew and its partners, is working with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments. Together we are establishing the world’s first generation of great marine parks by securing the designation of large, highly protected reserves. To date, our efforts have helped to double the amount of safeguarded ocean habitat worldwide. See where we are working in the map below.