When you ask Canadians what percentage of our oceans they think should be protected, the average response is 50 per cent. And yet less than 1 per cent is actually protected. Something isn't adding up and we need to tell our leaders that we are not impressed.
Two weeks ago we asked Canadians to send a letter to government calling for more protection for our oceans. We set a challenge for 1,000 letters and immediately Canadians responded by insisting that we double the challenge to 2000 letters! More than 1,200 have currently been sent. The enthusiasm for our oceans from Canadians is overwhelming; let's hope that this energy inspires our leaders too.
If you haven't already sent in your letter, please take a minute to share your voice. www.healthyoceans.ca