World Oceans Day is a time to celebrate our common treasure, which makes the Earth habitable for people by providing and regulating the climate, weather, oxygen, food and many other environmental, social and economic benefits. This year, with the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) just weeks away, it is also an opportunity to champion their cause.
Our ocean covers over 70% of the globe.
Today only a little over 1% of the ocean is protected. An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet ...Zum vollständigen Artikel