Protecting the Arctic

Take a closer look at why exploring for oil in the remote, icy waters of the Arctic Ocean is not worth the risk.


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Our ocean faces many threats like the onslaught of ocean trash, overfishing and ocean acidification. With the help of donors like you, Ocean Conservancy is developing innovative solutions to save our ocean. Thank you for your donation today.

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Trash Free Seas®

Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences.

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Plastics now pollute all dimensions of our oceans from the sea surface to the seafloor, on remote beaches and in Arctic sea ice.

Nicholas Mallos Director, Trash Free Seas®

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.

Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

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Our Stories

  • “Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers gather in communities across the globe to remove millions of pounds of trash from our coasts.”

    Sarah Kollar
    Outreach Manager, International Coastal Cleanup
  • “The Arctic Ocean is a unique place. It provides habitat for bowhead and beluga whales, walruses, ice-dependent seals and millions of birds.”

    Andrew Hartsig
    Director, Arctic Program