September 22, 2014, New York. Under the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Geographic Society announced a major expansion of the Primitive Ocean Initiative to protect the most abundant marine areas on Earth. Expansion includes 20 new marine areas of more than two million square kilometers worldwide.
Blancpain has been a leader in supporting the Primitive Ocean Initiative and was the first organization to sponsor it. This unwavering support has now entered its fourth year. With the help of Blancpain, the Primitive Ocean Plan has now grown into a world leader in marine protection.
Bringing together the strengths of the National Geographic Society, Blancpain was the first important partner of the Primitive Ocean Initiative. Combining exploration, research, economic analysis and communications, the program has helped protect more than 400,000 square kilometers in the United States, Chile, Gabon, Kiribati, and Costa Rica. Therefore, the announcement of the expansion of the project also proves that this protection mode is very successful, and Blancpain is very honored to see more and more important partners gradually join this project. These partners include: Waititt Foundation, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Jynwel Foundation, LeonaM. And HarryB. Charitable Trust, Davidoff Mystery Water, Lindblad Expeditions, DynamicPlanet, former Costa Rican President José María Figueres of CostaRica, and many other individual donors.
The Primitive Ocean Plan is currently protecting three major marine protected areas. The first is the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Protected Area, which may expand to the largest marine protected area on the planet. The other two are the Pitcairn Islands (British) and Palau.
In accordance with commitments announced during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, the National Geographic Society’s Primitive Ocean Initiative will work with governments around the world in the next five years, expanding the world’s 20 Marine area. Commercial fishing and mining will be banned in these marine protected areas, much like land-based conservation of biodiversity through national parks. Local governments, local partners, and influential business leaders will fulfill this commitment. If achieved, this plan will help all members of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to effectively protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020.
National Geographic Society (theNationalGeographicSociety)
With a history of 126 years, the National Geographic Society has a mission of calling on people to protect the earth. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world. Through media platforms, products and events, the organization affects approximately 600 million members worldwide and Get support. The National Geographic Society has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation, and exploration projects, and its education programs are improving people’s geographic literacy. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)