A campaign advocating for the establishment of High Seas Marine Protected Areas under the new United Nations BBNJ Treaty
I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with the High Seas Alliance on a campaign to advocate for marine conservation on the High Seas. The High Seas Alliance is working diligently to secure an ambitious, effective, and enduring United Nations Treaty for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), which will provide a mechanism to protect important ecosystems throughout the High Seas and the species who rely on them. I am painting portraits of the ambassador species chosen to represent priority Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in an effort to shed light on the remarkable species and ecosystems that exist within the High Seas. The first priority MPAs are the Salas y Gomez and Nazca Ridges, with the Juan Fernández fur seal acting as the ambassador species, and the Costa Rica Thermal Dome, represented by the leatherback sea turtle.