Marine reserve the size of Mexico!

To US President Obama:

As concerned global citizens we urge you to expand the Pacific Remote Island Monument, and all its protections from extractive activities, to the full 200-nautical-mile limit of US jurisdiction. By creating the world's largest ocean sanctuary, you will not only preserve one of the richest collections of coral reef, seabird, and shorebird areas on Earth, but also contribute to protecting our oceans for generations to come.
 
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Right now, the US government is receiving public comments on whether or not to create the world's largest Marine Protected Area in the Pacific Ocean. But President Obama is under enormous pressure from a powerful fishing lobby to water down the plan.
 

We can’t let that happen -- majestic whales, turtles and fish stocks are all disappearing. Scientists say the best way to save our oceans is to protect large swaths from exploitation so that marine life can recover. Four years ago, we played a pivotal role persuading the UK government to create a massive marine sanctuary in the Indian Ocean, and the UK Foreign Ministry cited our campaign in its announcement. Now, if we all speak out, we can create a reserve the size of Mexico!

Insiders tell us that if we send Obama a tidal wave of global public support now, we will empower him to counter opposition and help save our oceans for generations to come. Sign the petition and tell everyone -- let's deliver one million voices before the official consultation closes in days.

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