Today we will tell you today is national what day. World Oceans Day , celebrated June 8th, reminds us of the role of oceans as a source of life around the world. This is an international celebration proclaimed ten years ago on the occasion of the Earth Summit and the United Nations held in Rio de Janeiro.
World Oceans Day June 08
After a shy start, this event is now a big event in the field of ocean health awareness and better management of the ocean and its resources.
An international event
Simultaneously on the 5 continents, the Aquariums, Science Centers, Museums, Associations and Institutions of Marine Environmental Education of the WORLD OCEAN NETWORK offer to their public festivities full of fun activities and concrete actions, small and great. Artistic and educational workshops, conferences, beach / port cleaning, films, stories and competitions are organized simultaneously throughout the week or the weekend around June 8th. Operations are planned on five continents, in France, Mauritania, Italy, Australia and Denmark.
What we do in our community can have positive or negative effects on our oceans. Water flows from our oceans to the atmosphere and land before returning to the oceans. Water resources are limited and we only have existing quantities on Earth. The protection of our oceans begins with the protection of our watersheds, and we count on you to ensure that!
Four main objectives
- Adopting a new perspective by encouraging people to think about what water means to them and why they value it
- Awareness Many people do not realize the profusion of living creatures and habitats whose beauty is matched by the diversity of our rivers and oceans, nor the impact of our actions on these resources. ;
- Changing Habits Citizens must be encouraged to become stewards of our waters to preserve them for future generations;
- Whether you live inland or on the coast, you can organize or participate in water-related events.
Oceans in a few figures
More than 90% of the 10 most-caught fish species are endangered and nearly 50% of other commercial species are threatened by the fishing industry, and 80% of ocean pollution comes from land.
In addition, a petition was set up jointly with THE OCEAN PROJECT to make June 8 World Ocean Day officially recognized by the UN. Proposed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 by Canada, World Ocean Day has so far been poorly followed. But the ocean covers more than two-thirds of the Earth. It plays a vital role in the regulation of climates, the quality of air and water.