Happy 2019 World Wildlife Day!

Tomorrow is the World Wildlife Day and this year the theme is “Life below water – for people and planet”.

This day marks the need to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. It also aligns with the Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Marine wildlife has been providing food and nourishment for humans probably since the beggining of human kind. Due to the overexploitation of the marine resources, the increase in the industrialization and consequently more greenhouse gases led to an acidification in the oceans, the capacity of marine life to provide services is severely impacted.

Resuming, this day is a reminder on what we can do to make sure that the services that come from life below water, will continue to the next generations.

If you want to know more about the World Wildlife Day, you can check this link.

Azores Ocean Biodiversity

Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is Marine Biologist and Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Environmental Conservation at TERRA AZUL. She enjoys being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying visitors and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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