World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean on June 8th every year since 2002. And while Covid-19 and social distancing are changing how we recognize our blue planet this year, the need for action is perhaps more important than ever.
For 2020, World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030 – a campaign called 30×30. By safeguarding a least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for both marine and human life. Protected areas such as those protecting our resident population of Bottlenose Dolphins in Cardigan Bay!
There are a wide range of different global events taking place this year, from festivals, to lectures, to socially distanced beach cleans. The key conservation message of protecting 30% of our land and ocean by 2030 is being carried far and wide in this year’s network of events. If you’d like to get involved in any of this years events check out the World Ocean Day website here.
With a lot of the world staying home, there is a special emphasis on being online, you can check out hashtags such as #WorldOceansDay and #ProtectOurHome to find a wealth of information, and numerous resources ready to shine a spotlight on the ocean.
If you’re still home schooling perhaps have an ocean day at home, there are school resources available here, and if you’re feeling inspired how about looking at some of our adopt a dolphins! Your support will help us continue our work with the Uks whales and dolphins, and allow us to continue the work to protect marine life even more.