June 7, 2020

30x30 campaign calls on global leaders to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.

World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean on June 8 every year since 2002. More than 250 events will be taking place across the globe, including beach cleanups, art shows, youth activities, film screenings, pledges and online activities.

For 2020, World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of the world's ocean by 2030 a campaign called 30x30. By safeguarding a least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for both marine and human life, World Ocean’s Day says.

“We are delighted by the number of global events taking place this year” says Jeff Demain, World Oceans Day Manager. “The range of online actions is compelling. Where safe, there are also a number of beach cleanups around the globe. The key conservation message of protecting 30% of our land and ocean by 2030 is being carried far and wide in this year’s network.”

With the special emphasis on digital, the World Oceans Day social media hashtags of #WorldOceansDay and #ProtectOurHome have been well received. Added to this are the online petition signing for the preservation of 30% of the planet, and the World Oceans Day social media assets. All resources are available for the global network to shine the spotlight on the ocean.

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council, with 24 members from 20 countries, provides new perspectives, ideas and recommendations for rallying the world for our ocean. Council members help shape the development of World Oceans Day by inspiring actions.

To see and participate in this year’s celebrations, visit www.WorldOceansDay.org and follow @WorldOceansDay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.