A robust target must be agreed to strongly protect at least 30 per cent of the Ocean by 2030, writes Karen Sack, Executive Director, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA).
Why we must protect our seagrass meadowsThe rapidly changing climate is pushing life in our oceans to the brink. More than 50% of our seagrasses have been lost. Just like rainforests and coral reefs these underwater gardens are under threat. The good news is solutions exist.
A short environmental documentary about seagrass meadows in Cornwall.
A collaboration between Project Seagrass & LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES with extra support and funding from Natural England, Ocean Conservation Trust, Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall Council, Feel Good Drinks & Eden Project.
Seagrass is one of the most important ecosystems on our planet. This incredible marine plant – goes unnoticed by many – yet absorbs vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and provides a home for a huge diversity of marine animals. Including critically endangered species such as the Seahorse and also the young of commercially important species such as Pollock, Cod and whiting.
Shockingly, the UK is predicted to have lost up to 92% of its Seagrass during the last century. This is mostly due to negative human impacts.
There is much more that can be done to protect these productive, biodiverse underwater meadows.
Produced, directed, filmed & edited by Lewis Jefferies.
Executive producer Dr Richard Lilley.
Narrated by Charlie Young.
Original Score by David John Williamson.
Marine Protected Areas: Restoring, preserving, and protecting the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations
There is an urgent need to incorporate climate into site management of Marine Protected Areas to help restore, preserve, and protect the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations, argues Kristina Rodriguez, Yale School of the Environment.
Framework launched to guide the development and purchasing of high-quality blue carbon projects and credits
A new set of principles to build investable, high-quality blue carbon projects to ensure positive outcomes for people, nature and climate, has been launched at COP27 by Conservation International, along with Salesforce and a global coalition of ocean leaders.