World Oceans Day
Why Are Oceans Important?
‘Every living thing here needs me. I’m the source.’
The ocean — colossal, mysterious and indomitable — is the origin and the engine of all life on this planet. And it needs our help.
Our oceans face a rising tide of threats to their health, from climate change to pollution to overfishing. These threats imperil the ocean’s ability to sustain our lives — threats that we alone have the power to stop.
On World Oceans Day, Conservation International is spotlighting the hazards and hopes for our oceans. How can you help? Eat only sustainable seafood. Reduce your consumption of plastic. And help us to continue our groundbreaking, global work to safeguard the seas that sustain us.
The ocean is speaking. Conservation International is listening. Will you join us?
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