The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 14 is "Life Below Water." As the UN puts it: "Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future."

This series includes stories of sisters working to protect our oceans.

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