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Why is it important to protect marine life

Why is it important to protect marine life

HARIDHA P 111 27-Dec-2022

When describing our oceans, the terms 'big,' 'beautiful,' and 'blue' all come to mind. Oceans, however, are a very valuable part of our world and offer much more than just a lovely beach holiday. Because of this, the United Nations (UN) declared June 8 to be 'World Oceans Day,' giving us a chance to spread the word about the importance of oceans and ways to conserve them. World Oceans Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate and educate themselves about how the health of the oceans affects the health of our world as a whole, regardless of whether they live near the coast or hundreds of miles inland.

How Important are Oceans?

It's a reasonable inquiry. Humans do, after all, inhabit land... The condition of our oceans and seas should therefore be of interest to us. Oceans are not only home to a vast number of marine species, but they also considerably boost the health of creatures that live on land and offer many advantages to humans. In addition to producing more than 50% of the planet's oxygen, the ocean manages our climate and weather patterns, according to the National Ocean Service. As a source of food, tourism, and other businesses as well as a means of transportation, the ocean is also important to the global economy. Not to mention the fact that fish is a staple food source for people all around the world and that elements from the ocean are used to create contemporary medicines.Despite all of these fantastic advantages, climate change and human activities are hastening the decline and deterioration of our oceans' health. CORAL is requesting your assistance in preserving the ocean on this World Oceans Day because of this.

Maintain Coral Reefs to Preserve the Ocean

As some of the most important undersea ecosystems, coral reefs are what CORAL is most concerned about preserving. Sea turtles, parrotfish, and reef sharks are just a few of the many species of marine life that are thought to be dependent on coral reefs, which make up about 25% of all marine life. Coastal communities benefit from their provision of food, wealth, and shoreline protection.On this World Oceans Day, maintaining healthy coral reefs is a key way you can contribute to ocean conservation. 

Here are a few easy methods to start changing things: Educate Yourself: One of our major problems as a society is a lack of understanding about the ocean and the reasons it is so crucial to preserve it. You must educate yourself before you can participate in the solution. Start by perusing our directory of online learning resources or our travel advice for reef-safe destinations. 

Encourage and Raising Awareness: Spread the word about protecting coral reefs as soon as you've learned about it. Inform your parents, friends, and neighbours, or even better, start educating your neighbourhood's residents and urging local authorities to take appropriate action.

Reduce Your CO2 Emissions: Coral reefs, the ocean, and the future of the earth are all at risk due to climate change. Vote for leaders who will put climate solutions first, patronise eco-friendly businesses, and participate in protests to demand climate action to reduce emissions. 

By consuming less meat, driving less, reusing items instead of purchasing new, and other actions, you can also lower your own greenhouse gas emissions. Maintain a Plastic-Free Ocean: You can stop garbage from ending up in the ocean by using less plastic, recycling, and picking up litter. Every year, at least 14 million tonnes of plastic are thought to make their way into the ocean, where they link to harmful chemicals.

A passionate writer, blogger, language trainer, co-author of the book 'Irenic' and an enthusiastic learner. Interest includes travelling places and exploring.

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