Top 10 Participating Countries

In 2012, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® mobilized volunteers to clean coastal beaches and inland waterways in 97 countries and locations all over the world.

Here are the top 10 participating countries for the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.

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Why the Ocean Matters

The ocean provides the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Learn more about why the ocean matters to you.  

Vision for a Healthy Ocean

Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.

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