Lewis Pugh Foundation

Our oceans are in deep crisis.

Climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution have created a ‘perfect storm’, with devastating effects.

Full and proper Marine Protected Areas offer the best chance for our seas and oceans to recover.

To date, the Lewis Pugh Foundation has been instrumental in securing full protection for over 2 million km² of vulnerable ocean – an area larger than Western Europe.

In 2016, building on the success of the Ross Sea MPA, we founded the Lewis Pugh Foundation to motivate for 30% of our oceans properly protected by 2030.

We help unite governments, NGOs, scientific institutions and world citizens around our common cause: to preserve our oceans for a peaceful and sustainable future.

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