It’s not every day we receive a letter like this

It’s not every day that we receive government letters thanking us for bombarding them with a petition, but that’s exactly what happened last week. The UK Polar Regions Department sent us a letter with the royal seal. It reads:

We have received a number of e-mails generated by your website addressed to the Secretary of State, Minister Johnson, encouraging the UK to continue to advocate for the creation of a system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean.

And then:

I would like to thank the Antarctic Ocean Alliance for generating such global interest in the Southern Ocean.

This is proof that some governments do listen.

Feel encouraged to keep signing email petitions?

Here’s the full letter below.