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Help Save Our Oceans Today
Learn more about marine conservation issues and tell others, including lawmakers, how you feel about them. Together, we can solve or prevent many of the problems our ocean friends face.

Endangered Florida Manatee.
Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

Take the Seven C's Pledge for ocean conservation:

Commit to making a real difference. Aim to be carbon neutral by reducing and offsetting your energy consumption.

in your home. Upgrade to Energy Star appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Consume consciously. Rethink what you need, purchase "green" products, buy locally grown foods, and choose sustainable seafood.

Communicate your interests and concerns. Let your friends, family, colleagues, and the local media know about the impact of climate change on the ocean.

Challenge yourself daily. Walk, bike, carpool, and take public transportation to cut down your carbon emissions.

Connect in your community. Get active as a volunteer with a local watershed or ocean group.

Sea Food Watch

Seafood Watch regional guides contain the latest information on sustainable seafood choices available in different regions of the U.S. The guide's "Best Choices" are abundant fish that are well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Seafood to "Avoid" are fish species that are overfished and/or fished or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment. online or download a pocket-size version.

Important Ocean Links

5 Easy Ways to Help Oceans in 2014

Special Report: Status of Marine Species

For more information about our education program at the El Paso Zoo visit our web page at or contact the Education Department at 915-521-1881


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El Paso Zoo's Mission
Our mission is to celebrate the value of animals and natural resources and to create opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.