The ocean is our global commons, our birthright, our collective heritage, and our heirloom. This concept is enshrined under international law – the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

However, laws and concepts resonate much less with us than the things that pull at our heartstrings. With any precious gift entrusted to us from generation to generation, we know to protect it from harm. We must enshrine it in an ambient environment that offers it holistic protection, proactively prevent degradation, and carefully preserve it for future generations. Why don’t we do that with our most precious heirloom – the ocean? As a planet, we need to embrace ocean protection, and as a philanthropic field, we need to fund and support it accordingly. Read the full article on the Alliance Magazine website.