World Ocean Day 2007

By heather at 7:14 pm on Friday, June 8, 2007

Today is World Ocean Day! I just sent a letter to the Prime Minister asking that Canada live up to its commitments regarding the protection and sustainable management of our oceans. You can too, at: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Oceans/Take_Action/Protect_our_oceans

The David Suzuki Foundation send me a newsletter about it… “World Ocean Day was created at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Fifteen years later, Canada is struggling to meet its commitment to conserve our oceans’ vast biodiversity. With only 0.12 per cent of Canada’s oceans protected, there is a lot of work to do. And we need everyone’s help if Canada is going to conserve the health and majesty of our coastal and ocean environments for generations to come.We invite you to join the David Suzuki Foundation in celebrating World Ocean Day and ask that you make a commitment to help protect the web of life in Canada’s oceans by taking the following actions:

  • 1. Choose sustainable seafood whether you buy it to cook at home or order it in a restaurant.
  • 2. Urge the Prime Minister to commit more federal funding to protect Canada’s coastal and ocean ecosystems.
  • 3. Discover the beauty beneath the waves to see for yourself why our oceans should be managed in a more careful way.
  • 4. Get informed – Listen to what the experts have to say.”

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