It's impossible to overstate the importance of the Earth's oceans. They cover over 70 percent of the planet's surface, harbor fantastic biodiversity, and sustain over a billion people. Yet they are under siege from a variety of threats. We must act.

Discover the Sea that Never Sleeps

Blue York is a campaign to help protect the rich waters off New York City, which are filled with surprising biodiversity.

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Protect Hudson Canyon

The Hudson Canyon is a national treasure – an underwater version of the Grand Canyon – and should be a National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA has signaled that this magnificent seascape should be considered for protection – but they need to hear from you today!

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Alarming Order

A new executive order could withdraw protections for offshore areas from future oil and gas development.


An Urgent Crisis

Tell President Trump's administration that species in peril must not be ignored.

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Melville Hearing Right Whales

Since we first detected the highly endangered animal, the buoy has continued to pick up its sounds.

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Sounds of the City Below

Majestic whales inhabit the waters off New York, but much about them remains a mystery. Come along as we dive into their world.

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Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

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Huge opportunity: Help secure twice the resources to keep endangered species safe by protecting the wild places they call home.

Donate before April 22 and your gift will go 2x as far!