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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

​Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70 percent of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing and immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all marine life around the world.

Global Employers That Focus on Goal 14


World Wildlife Fund - Oceans Program

Works to protect and preserve marine biodiversity, promote sustainable fisheries, and address threats to the health of the world's oceans.


Ocean Conservancy

Dedicated to finding science-based solutions for a healthy ocean, focusing on issues like plastic pollution, sustainable fisheries, and protecting ocean habitats.


Marine Stewardship Council

An international certification and ecolabel program that recognizes and promotes sustainable fishing practices. Fisheries that meet MSC standards can be certified and labeled accordingly.


Greenpeace - Oceans Campaign

Advocates for the protection of marine ecosystems, promotion of sustainable fishing practices, and creation of marine reserves to conserve biodiversity.



Oceana works to protect and restore the world's oceans through campaigns related to overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction, and other threats to marine life.


The Nature Conservancy - Oceans Program

Emphasizes science-based conservation strategies to safeguard marine habitats, promote sustainable fisheries, and address the impacts of climate change on oceans.


Waitt Foundation

Supports initiatives to achieve sustainable, science-based ocean management by creating marine protected areas and promoting responsible fishing practices.


Blue Marine Foundation

Creates marine reserves with sustainable fisheries management to restore the health and productivity of the oceans.


Global Ocean Forum

Promotes sustainable use and conservation of the world's oceans through international cooperation, policy advocacy, and capacity-building initiatives.


Pew Charitable Trusts - Global Ocean Legacy

Collaborates with local communities and governments to establish large, fully protected marine reserves to conserve biodiversity and support sustainable fisheries.


Find a Goal 14 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, makes a difference!

Avoid buying bottled water. Use tap water if it has been treated. Filter, boil, use rainwater - do what you can to reduce the use of plastics. 

Organize a campaign to raise awareness of the effects of plastics on the seas and oceans.

Reduce waste. Much of the waste that we produce on land ends up in the oceans. Stop using plastic bags: Usage and unsustainable disposal of plastic is a major cause of marine pollution.

Buy seafood caught and processed locally. Support fishers and small-scale producers by shopping in local markets and shops.

Organize a cleanup project for rivers and oceans. Engage your whole community to clean up a local river, lake, seaside or ocean.

Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.

Goal 14 Targts
Under each target, you'll find employers, organizations and learning pathways.
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