Reversing the fate of the oceans

IUCN's High Seas Policy Advisor, Kristina Gjerde, studies the law of the high seas - the 64% of our ocean that lies beyond national legislation. She recently gave a TED Talk presentation outlining some of the problems facing the open oceans and what can be done about them. Stunning photos show the hidden worlds that Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policy making and a healthy dose of PR.

Katarina Gjerde Photo: Katarina Gjerde

Kristina talks about IUCN's work on ocean conservation, in particular its contribution to the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI).

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design and has since then broadened in scope.

Watch the video of Kristina's presentation:

Work area: 
Marine threatened species
Ocean Governance
Environmental Governance
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