64 percent of the world’s oceans are not protected by national law, these areas are known as the high seas.
The following speech was given by Kristina Gjerde in April 2010. She is an expert in the field of marine conservation law and a policy advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight an ongoing effort to promote international awareness and informed policy-making that will help to protect this significant world natural resource.
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