Is the tide turning for oceans?

Astola Island
by Aban Marker Kabraji | International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Establishing marine protected areas could be a key means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and curbing climate impacts

Covering more than 70 percent of our earth’s surface and home to 700,000 to 2 million species, the ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. Besides bringing a sense of serenity through the gentle — albeit sometimes roaring — rhythm of its waves, the deep blue employs millions of workers, feeds billions of people and generates trillions of dollars of the world’s economy.
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