• Luchando juntos para proteger los océanos y la vida marina

    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 petitionPor qué los oceanos
  • Luchando juntos para proteger los océanos y la vida marina

    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 petitionPor qué los oceanos
  • Luchando juntos para proteger los océanos y la vida marina

    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 petitionPor qué los oceanos
  • Luchando juntos para proteger los océanos y la vida marina

    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 petitionPor qué los oceanos
  • Luchando juntos para proteger los océanos y la vida marina

    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 petitionPor qué los oceanos

Salty Warriors es una organización sin ánimo de lucro fundada para empoderar a los que luchan por la conservación de los ecosistemas marinos. Conectamos, apoyamos y llevamos a cabo iniciativas juntos, con el convencimiento de que así aumentamos el impacto de nuestra lucha contra las amenazas que han puesto a los océanos al borde del colapso: la contaminación por plásticos, la acidificación, la sobrepesca y el cambio climático.

Nuestra Misión

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.

Tenemos comprobado que las personas protegen de manera espontánea aquello que aman. No se puede amar lo que no se conoce. Ésta es nuestra misión. Extender el amor que compartimos por el océano a todos a nuestro alcance.

Por qué los oceanos

La Crisis del Plástico

Fue diseñado para perdurar. Y lo hace muy bien.

Con malas propiedades de reciclaje, bajo coste de producción y un tiempo de desintegración de cientos de años, todo el plástico fabricado en la historia sigue hoy a nuestro alrededor. 

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.