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    Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans
  • Fighting together to protect the oceans and marine wildlife

    Sharks are the most underappreciated animals in the oceans, and their importance in the ecosystem is fundamental; we need to step up our measures to protect sharks. Raise your voice to stop shark finning across Europe!

    Sign the petitionWhy Oceans

Salty Warriors is a nonprofit organisation founded to empower people who are fighting for the conservation of the marine ecosystems. We support, gather, connect and carry on initiatives in the belief that together we can make a greater impact in our fight against the threats that have pushed our oceans to the brink of collapse: plastic pollution, acidification, overfishing and climate change.

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Our Mission

We are a collective of creative and enthusiastic people who, because of their job or interest, are in constant connection with the ocean. Among us there are pro divers, surf instructors,marine photographers and many more. The ocean is our playing field and we are all in love with it.

We have this one thought: that people naturally protect what they love. That you cannot love what you don't know. This is our mission. To spread the love we share to everybody in our reach.

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Why Oceans

The Plastic Pollution Crisis

It was engineered to last. And it does it very well.

With bad recyclable properties, low primary production cost and a break down time of hundred of years, all plastic ever created is still around. 

Mass production of plastics began around 70 years ago and has been growing relentlessly, with current figures of 270 million tonnes per year produced globally and a waste production often exceeding that number. In 2015, 275 million tonnes were discarded and 8 million tonnes went to the ocean environment. That is a fully-loaded truck every minute.

8300

Million tonnes of plastic ever produced

5800

Million tonnes used just once

100

Million tonnes recycled and still in use

800

Million tonnes incinerated

4900

Million tonnes discarded to landfill

8

Million tonnes enter the oceans yearly

It is estimated that, at the current pace, plastic will outweight fish in the ocean by 2050.

At the brink of collapse

Plastic is an alien material that cannot coexist with life:

Animals get entangled in abandoned ghost nets and starve to death or die of their injuries. They mistake plastic for food —turtles eat primarily jellyfishes, quite similar to plastic bags— or simply ingest the tiny pieces together with the plankton, the base of the marine food chain.

Bigger pieces choke their digestive system, while microplastics are carried up through the chain —eventually to we humans— releasing toxic chemicals that are harmful to life. 

Plastic harms the health of coral reefs, which are dying of diseases carried by it. Waste accumulation blocks the sunlight and the vegetation cannot photosynthesize.

And this is only the short version of it.