The 8th of June saw many organisations and individuals around the world commenting about world oceans day.
World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated every 8 June since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Since then it has been coordinated internationally by The Ocean Project with greater success and global participation each year. (Wikipedia, 2015)
This year, the theme was “Healthy oceans, healthy planet”.
“Unfortunately, human pressures, including overexploitation, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, destructive fishing, as well as unsustainable aquaculture practices, marine pollution, habitat destruction, alien species, climate change and ocean acidification are taking a significant toll on the world’s oceans and seas” wrote the United Nations on the website.
Many people advocating for cleaner oceans posted messages on the official page of World Oceans Day and said
Michale Kassotakis worte “Oceans are a vital resource for many countries that border with them. The main uses of oceans are transportation, sea food, photography, videos and movies. They cover another underwater world full of curiosity about underwater life and underwater creatures. Keep the oceans safe and clean!!!”
“By failing to properly invest in maintaining healthy oceans, we put society in dire straits. Let alone that we are destroying some of the most wondrous biodiversity that exists in our world. I have hope that we’ll get it right, and am humbled by the work that the organizers of World Oceans Day and all others fighting are doing.” Wrote Sam Teicher.
World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of June. For more information about events taking place around the world on the day you can visit http://www.worldoceansday.org/