Earth Day: Preserving the Oceans

Oceans

To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Sam Champion appeared live on "Good Morning America" from The Seas with Nemo and Friends exhibit at Epcot.

Read below to learn more more about preserving the oceans and find out how you can get involved.

Disney Nature's Oceans:

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Disney Nature film "Oceans."

The Nature Conservancy:

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Nature Conservancy and its more than one million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has advanced Walt Disney's legacy of conservation to inspire people and partnerships to protect the world's wildlife.

CLICK HERE for more information about DWCF's efforts for wildlife, wild places and the people linked to their survival.

Natural Resources Defense Council Documentary on Ocean Acidification

Acid Test, a film produced by NRDC, was made to raise awareness about the largely unknown problem of ocean acidification, which poses a fundamental challenge to life in the seas and the health of the entire planet. Like global warming, ocean acidification stems from the increase of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

CLICK HERE for more on the film.

CLICK HERE for the NRDC factsheet link on Ocean Acidification.

Ocean Conservancy

CLICK HERE for more information on the Ocean Conservancy.

Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard is responsible for legislation and oversight of matters that impact our oceans, coasts, and climate, including: coastal zone management; marine fisheries and marine mammals; oceans, weather and atmospheric activities; marine and ocean navigation; ocean policy and NOAA.

CLICK HERE for more information.

SeaWeb

SeaWeb is an international, nonprofit, communications organization dedicated to creating a culture of ocean conservation. They work collaboratively to inform and empower diverse ocean voices and conservation champions in strategic, targeted sectors to encourage market solutions, policies and behaviors that result in a healthy thriving ocean. They transform knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean such as climate change, pollution and over-exploitation.

CLICK HERE for more.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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