On Oct. 29 and 30, WCS participated in the annual Our Ocean Conference, which was held this year in Bali, Indonesia. Started by then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014, the event is focused on real, tangible progress for the sea.
We spoke with Jason Patlis, WCS Executive Director of Marine Conservation, about the the event and the commitments WCS will be announcing.
WCS: What are your hopes for the conference?
Jason Patlis: At each Our Ocean Conference, there are significant commitments that are made by participating organizations. This year, I hope that the urgency of bold, transformative action is realized, and that commitments do not only advance marine conservation, but accelerate and transform it.