Young Ocean Advocates Join EarthEcho International and the High Seas Alliance to Drive High Seas Treaty Ratification

Washington, DC EarthEcho International and the High Seas Alliance are proud to announce the selection of the 2024 High Seas Youth Ambassadors. This unique youth leadership experience unites to six youth ocean advocates (ages 17-22) in key locations around the world. Based in Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Samoa the 2024 Ambassadors will plan and execute innovative campaigns to build the public and political momentum needed to advance the High Seas Treaty - the world’s first cohesive, international and legally binding framework to specifically protect high seas biodiversity.

“Youth are at the forefront of a growing movement that is changing the course of conservation efforts around the world,” said EarthEcho International Founder Philippe Cousteau, Jr. “The 2024 class of High Seas Youth Ambassadors embody the commitment, vision and boldness required to drive support and action for the future of our ocean and the planet.”

“The High Seas Alliance is thrilled to be working with EarthEcho to support 6 youth ambassadors to play a central role in the #RaceForRatification campaign to get 60 countries to ratify the High Seas Treaty as soon as possible. Young people have the biggest stake of all in the future of our planet. Ensuring their voices are heard on the importance of this new Treaty entering into force as soon possible is critical, so it can deliver protection of our critically threatened and precious global ocean for future generations.” said Rebecca Hubbard, Director of High Seas Alliance.

The High Seas Treaty is  critical to the success of global efforts to protect at least 30% of ocean biodiversity by 2030 (30x30) to preserve what remains of ocean biodiversity and restore the ocean to abundance. The high seas cover 64% of the global ocean, including some of the most ecologically vital, yet critically threatened and least protected areas on Earth.

To ensure the Treaty becomes international law, and enters into force, at least sixty countries must now ratify the Treaty. Activating and engaging youth on a global scale is key to building the momentum needed to achieve this target and secure treaty ratification and the High Seas Youth Ambassadors will be central to this work. The 2024 High Seas Ambassadors are as follows:

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