World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine. It was officially recognised by the United Nations (UN) in 2008 and is celebrated on June 8 each year. The world’s oceans play a key role for life on Earth. In the past few decades, the threats from pollution, overfishing and other forms of exploitation to marine habitats have increased dramatically.
Each year marine debris impacts our marine wildlife with fish, turtles and sea birds ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in fishing nets. This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organisations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.
To support marine conservation efforts , we operate Naturewise Marine Debris trips to some of Australia’s last frontiers – Cape York, North Queensland and Cape Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. To everyone who has joined in the past, thank you for supporting our trips and making a difference to the Aboriginal communities we work with, and to the conservation of these remarkable coastal environments.
To anyone interested in joining our Cape York Marine Debris voluntour email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the code Healthy Oceans to access our world ocean day special of a 10% discount. But be quick there is only 1 spot left on this great adventure. Valid for travel 8-16 July 2016.
How will you take action for the ocean?