The Last Ocean was started in 2004 to promote the establishment of a marine protected area (MPA) in order to conserve the pristine qualities of the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
In August 2009, the Last Ocean Charitable Trust was created as an extension of this project, specifically to raise awareness of the Ross Sea within New Zealand. The Trust is based in Christchurch, New Zealand's gateway to Antarctica.
The Last Ocean has joined scientists and environmental groups from all over the world in a campaign to have the entire Ross Sea designated as an MPA. We aim to raise enough public and political support to swing CCAMLR member nations, starting with New Zealand, from a position of supporting fishing to supporting full protection of the Ross Sea.
The Last Ocean operates solely on donations. Your support is greatly appreciated.