The Big Idea

The Centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 provides an historic opportunity to launch a decadal effort to bring America’s “best idea” to where it is most urgently needed now — our ocean.

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”

The High Seas

Marine environments in totality, might be easier to protect and the life in them than on the land. We have only about three percent of the ocean’s surface protected at the present time, but it could be possible to go to one half in one giant step if the countries of the world agreed on it.

- E.O. Wilson

The next leg of the expedition lies beyond America’s shores. The countries of the World must come together and agree to protect areas of the open ocean. E.O Wilson’s “Half-Earth” theory states that in order for humans to continue to survive on Earth, we must protect at least half of it. 71% of the Earth is covered in Ocean. If we protect 50% of the ocean, we then also protect 50% of the Earth.