The ocean beyond Lanzarotes coastline is set to be protected by a new global agreement from the UN which is set to protect between 30% and 60% of the world’s oceans by 2030. Waters beyond the national ones form the largest habitat on the planet for ocean life. The agreement has been signed after 17 long years of negotiations by the United Nations countries. The agreement will make it possible to implement marine protected areas in international waters and protect marine biodiversity, meeting the goal of protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030. With just over 1% of the high seas currently protected, the new Treaty opens the way to ensuring the protection of at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030, which is the minimum that scientists consider necessary for their well-being.