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A US marine reserve the size of Mexico!

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  • As an American citizen I urge you to create the largest marine reserve on Earth in our country’s Pacific waters.

  • I am concerned about the destruction of our oceans. Expanding this marine reserve to the maximum will allow marine species and fish stocks to recover and flourish.

  • By doubling the worldwide oceanic area that is currently protected, we can inspire other world leaders to save our oceans.
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    A US marine reserve the size of Mexico!
    Right now, President Obama is receiving public comments on whether or not to create the world's largest Marine Protected Area in the Pacific Ocean. But he’s under enormous pressure from a powerful, federally-funded fishing lobby to water down the plan.

    We can’t let that happen -- majestic whales, turtles and fish stocks are all disappearing. Scientists say the best way to save our oceans is to protect large swaths from exploitation so that marine life can recover. Four years ago, we played a pivotal role persuading the UK government to create a massive marine sanctuary in the Indian Ocean, and the UK Foreign Ministry cited our campaign in its announcement. Now, if we all speak out, our own government could create a reserve the size of Mexico - or California and Texas put together!

    If we send an avalanche of supportive messages to the White House consultation process right now, we will empower President Obama to counter opposition and help save our oceans for generations to come. Click the link below to send a message, and tell everyone -- let's deliver 50,000 American voices before the official consultation closes in 72 hours.

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