Ocean conservation is not just about coral reefs and whales. With the human population at 7.6 billion, and the majority of us living in cities and on the coast, it’s time to figure out urban ocean conservation. Ports, tourism, and fishing comprise a valuable “blue economy.” Wetlands, oyster reefs, and mangroves provide critical storm protection. Protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems safeguards our livelihoods, food security, safety, and cultures. We envision NYC in harmony with the sea.
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