World Oceans Day
Monday June 8th 2020 is World Oceans Day - people around the blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all.
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean.
The ocean is important because it:
Generates most of the oxygen we breathe;
Helps feed us;
Regulates our climate;
Cleans the water we drink;
Offers a pharmacopeia of medicines;
Provides limitless inspiration!
Provides a home to billions of unique creatures
For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30x30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all! You can sign the petition here.
Visit the World Oceans Day Website to find out how you can support World Oceans Day.
We have decided to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation on World Oceans Day. Every order we take on 8th June we will donate £1 directly to WDC. Don’t forget you can also make an additional donation to WDC in the checkout when you are ordering.
|Ending Captivity: Around the world over 3,000 whales and dolphins remain in tanks. WDC is creating sea sanctuaries where whales and dolphins can be relocated to live natural lives if they can’t be returned to the wild. They also working to stop the supply of whales and dolphins to captive facilities. The final part of ending captivity is ending the demand for whale and dolphin shows by campaigning to stop tour operators promoting trips to shows. Find out more about ending captivity|
|Stopping Whaling: Over 1,500 whales are hunted each year. WDC is determined put a stop to this and doing it by pushing protection and conservation of all whales and dolphins on the top of government agendas, reducing demand for whale meat and educating communities about whale watching as an alternative.|
|Creating Healthy Seas: Water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface yet only a tiny percentage of this is protected. WDC are campaigning to hit the IUCN target of protecting 30% of the ocean’s surface. A key part of protecting the ocean is fighting and raising awareness of the growing plastic pollution problem which is affecting all marine life and also life outside the oceans.|
|Prevent deaths in nets: The full extent of the problem is not known as it is a hugely under-reported problem. WDC has helped ban or change damaging fishing practices that can kill whales and dolphins by working with governments to ensure laws are toughened up and enforced and also working with scientists and fishermen to find safer fishing methods.|
Find out more about preventing deaths in nets
Enter our World Oceans Day Competition to win a plastic busting kit!