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Thank you

BIG HIGH FIVE to all of you who helped secure protection of Antarctica’s Ross Sea. There have been so many people and organisations involved in our campaign over the last six years, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank a few notable contributors.

Thank you

 

Pew Environment and Oceans 5 – for their expertise, advocacy and generous support.

The Last Ocean – the movie that showed the world just how precious the Ross Sea is.

The Wilderness Society Tasmania for their support with rallies and public events in Hobart – especially the volunteers that have donned penguin suits.

Antarctic Ocean Alliance and the Wilderness Society hit the streets of Hobart to ask locals to sign a giant postcard to CCAMLR delegates, Hobart, October 2016.

Antarctic Ocean Alliance and the Wilderness Society hit the streets of Hobart to ask locals to sign a giant postcard to CCAMLR delegates, Hobart, October 2016.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Sylvia A. Earle, Edward Norton, Lewis Pugh, José María Figueres Olsen, Richard Branson, Enric Sala, Sam Neill, Liv Arnesen, Wang Jin, Yo Ji-Tae and Desmond Tutu – for raising the profile of the Antarctic Ocean on the global stage.

Lewis Pugh, Desmond Tutu, Enric Sala and José María Figueres Olsen speak at a press conference in Russia, June 2016.

Lewis Pugh, Desmond Tutu, Enric Sala and José María Figueres Olsen speaking at a press conference in Moscow, June 2016.

Our partner organisations Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, Greenpeace, WWF, International Fund for Animal Welfare, CIES Korea, 创绿中心 Greenovation Hub, Ocean Unite, Friends of the Earth, Japan, Mission Blue, Humane Society International, Forest & Bird, OceanCare, The Ocean Project, Oceana, The TerraMar Project, Deepwave, BloomWhale and Dolphin Conservation, and Avaaz.

John Weller, Bruno Marie, Dave Walsh, Rob Blakers, David Neilson and Christopher Michel – the talented photographers that have generously donated their images to show just how spectacular the Southern Ocean is.

A small selection of the images snapped by our favourite photographers.

The kids and teachers from Hobart’s Friend’s School, and several schools from around the world – who drew pictures to present to delegates at the opening of the recent CCAMLR meeting.

Local children welcomed delegates to Hobart on the opening day of CCAMLR, October 2016.

Local children welcomed delegates to Hobart on the opening day of CCAMLR, October 2016. Photo: Rob Blakers/Antarctic Ocean Alliance

Together, along with millions of supporters around the world, we make up the Antarctic Ocean Alliance. We hope you will stay with us on the next leg of the journey, because it’s not over yet. In fact, we are just getting started. Work is already gearing up to create marine protected areas in the East Antarctic, Weddell Sea, and the Antarctic Peninsula, building the world’s largest system of marine protected areas. Please join us.

Antarctic tourists support the cause by spelling out AOA for Antarctic Ocean Alliance