In the 21st century we are at last turning our attention to the fact that our oceans are so degraded, we face “the next mass extinction” — and it’s man-made.
If we humans created this disaster, then we can take action to help stop it. We cannot leave saving our seas to scientists or governments. Nor do we have time for the denial of compassion fatigue or despair. The only antidote is engagement, education, and action. Here are ten simple steps that we can do every day to help heal our oceans.
I fell in love with Danjugan Island. Pictures of the daily scenery during the marine camp. Trust me, you’ll never get sick of it.
Going to Danjugan to swim with the fishes & hopefully this turtle!
I think I’m the only one who doesn’t have a biology degree. Admit it. Nursing is a bit unrelated… And then they asked me to apply for a full-time position as a coordinator of a program they’re setting up. *died-of-happiness*
Then reality slapped me back to life. More decisions.
A third of all animals and plants on earth face extinction — endangered blue whales, coral reefs, and a vast array of other species. But there is a plan to save them — a global agreement to create, fund and enforce protected areas covering 20% of our seas and lands by 2020. Right now, 193 governments are meeting in Japan to address this crisis. But without public pressure, they are likely to fall short of the bold action needed to avert the collapse of ecosystems the world over.
Call on the Convention on Biodiversity to urgently agree to create, execute and fund the protection of 20% of our oceans and lands by 2020. Only bold and immediate action will protect our planet’s rich diversity of life.
Help prevent further cases of specie extinction & protect our wildlife. Sign the Petition at Avaaz.org!