Posted by: | 27th Oct, 2012

Leonardo DiCaprio and a million other people want to protect the Antarctic marine habitat

Leonardo DiCaprio is pushing for the creation of a marine sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean.
Fri, Oct 26 2012 at 4:46 PM EST
Antarctica is governed by the Convention for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (also known as CCAMLR), a unique organization made up of 50 nations that have agreed on a 14-article treaty laying out how things are run on the world’s only continent without a permanent human population.
The petition on click over and sign a petition on asks that CCAMLR designate a large swath of the Antarctic Ocean as a protected marine sanctuary. These waters are the feeding, breeding and living grounds of innumerable species of fish, whales, penguins and other marine animals, and they need to be protected.
There are more than a million signatures right now with a goal of 1,250,000.

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