Protecting our oceans is a key part of this fight. The world’s oceans benefit us in many different ways, providing us with food, influencing our climate and weather and offering us space for recreation. Yet, we take them for granted. Overfishing is reducing fish populations, threatening the supply of nutritious food and changing marine ecosystems, and millions of tonnes of plastic waste have already ended up in our oceans, killing or harming sea life. We need clean and healthy oceans to protect our own health and survival and to support future generations.
Every little action counts. Here are some simple ways to encourage children to protect our oceans and be environmental heroes.