JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO #RESTOREPARADISE & #KEEPPLACESWILD!  


  • Go explore the natural world and discover what is protected and what is not!

  • Seek out local maps of your area, as well as maps of foreign places that you visit, to see which areas of the sea and the land have been protected and, what is not.

  • Have fun exploring wild areas in the process!

  • Get involved in your local community and support and create local events: together, we can create a positive culture which nurtures a beautiful dream to save the sea (and the land) and all of its wondrous habitats, such as ice, coral, kelp, and sandy and rocky bottom floors.


WIN A PRIZE

We are working towards securing some cool prizes to help you get started on your journeys around the world!

Firstly, we are starting with Australia:

Enter the #KeepPlacesWild photography contest to WIN $2,000 OXLEY TRAVEL VOUCHER towards a trip to Lord Howe Island or Norfolk Island - for Australian screenings only.

Or, enter into the #KeepPlacesWild Best Grassroots Campaign Prize.


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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT?

STEP 1: Get educated on the quest to protect nature.

STEP 2: Create a community event or an ongoing activity to advocate or help protect nature.

STEP 3: Write to and meet with your local leaders.

STEP 4: Share what you do on social media and in the news.

STEP 5: Once you’re done, do it again and again!


THINK ABOUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL ROLE IN PROTECTING NATURE. YOU MAY DESIRE…

1. To call on government leaders to create more marine sanctuaries, areas left untouched by humans; special places where you can’t mine, fish, harvest or destroy habitat or wildlife. 

2. Advocate for education and special programs to help communities adjust and embrace the value of marine sanctuaries. 

3. Get involved, or advocate for the patrolling and enforcement of wild areas by governments and communities. 

4. Call for stronger penalties for disobeying the rule of law. 

5. Call on governments to honour the meaning of a 'marine sanctuary', as well as other legal tools designed to keep natural areas completely untouched by humans.

6. Encourage the creation of novel legal mechanisms that ensure that once such an area is in place, these special pockets of 'paradise' are there forever and that the rules won't be weakened. 


USEFUL CAMPAIGN RESOURCES 

  • Explore the MPAtlas to become familiar with what areas are protected in the sea.

  • NOMINATE a Hope Spot with Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue, a special place on the sea you’d like to see protected.

  • Read the 30x30: A Blueprint for Ocean Protection by Greenpeace International, Oxford University and the University of York, which offers a ‘blueprint’ for getting a third of our oceans protected by 2030.

  • Download Project AWARE Shark & Ray education toolkit to help protect some of our most vulnerable marine life.

  • Read books about the natural world, such as ‘Cod’ and the ‘Invention of Nature’, and seek out other environmental documentaries, such as ‘End of the Line’, ‘Racing Extinction’ and ‘Sharkwater’.

  • Seek out your local marine scientists, biologists and ecologists and invite them to speak in your local community!

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