OceanCare’s Sigrid Lüber Endorses Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary

Sigrid Lüber of OceanCare has added her support to the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS).

“In the past half century, human generated marine noise has doubled every decade in many regions. Shipping is predicted to increase in the Arctic because of climate change. With this will come dramatic increases in marine noise. The Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary will provide a vital quiet zone for marine mammals and other marine life,” says Lüber.

Through research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education, and involvement in a range of important international committees, OceanCare undertakes concrete steps to improve the situation for wildlife in the world’s oceans. In 2011, OceanCare was granted Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Lüber, a founding member and the Director of International Relations of OceanCare, joins luminaries such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Louie Psihoyos, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Peter Neill and Julia Butterfly Hill in endorsing the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary.

MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary, declares the Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle an international peace park, free from exploitation of all kinds, in perpetuity. It stops all activity in the Arctic Ocean that harms the melting polar ice. It is a free, effective and immediate response to the unprecedented threat facing our entire world.

Parvati.org created the international MAPS Treaty to prevent this key and vulnerable region from becoming exploited and exacerbating extreme weather, food shortages, flooding and other issues around the world. The MAPS Treaty has been translated into all official UN languages, provided to all 193 UN member states, and shared with officials at COP21 and COP22.

“OceanCare is a key player in marine conservation and in reducing ocean noise, recognizing its importance to all life on the planet,” says Parvati.org founder Parvati Devi. “I urge world leaders to carefully consider the wisdom of our ocean experts, and sign the MAPS Treaty now.”

Citizens of all nations are urged to sign and share the MAPS petition at https://parvati.org, and to call on their world leaders to sign the MAPS Treaty immediately.