By Diego Jimenez, Partnerships Lead, Only One.
Have you seen news about the alarming loss of ice in the Arctic and Antarctica? Have you read about coral reefs turned a ghostly shade of white? Are you aware of the dangers facing mangrove forests? Has any of this sparked an urgency to take action, but you aren’t sure what to do or how to do it? Well, you’re not alone.
By Adrian “Ace” Buchan, ambassador for WSL PURE.
The sandstone felt cold and coarse as I traced my five-year-old finger along a groove carved out by the Aboriginals thousands of years earlier. I smiled at my dad as crisp morning light filtered through the forest, dappling its warmth on his broad-shouldered, six-foot frame. The cave entrance where we stood was underneath a small waterfall and completely obscured from the small bush track we followed a few minutes earlier. This special place was a secret passed down between friends and family who spent their free time in these National Parks scattered along Australia’s eastern coastline.
By Rosie Chambers, Campaign Manager for The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition’s Deep-sea Mining Moratorium campaign.
Although most of us will never have the chance to visit the deep sea, in a healthy state it helps make all life on Earth possible. It provides a vast range of services, and in many ways is the planet’s life support system.
By Ati Bakush, Ekoru.
Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, our activities revolved around the ocean. Spending weekends at Cottlesloe Beach, sailing on the Swan River, jumping off Blackwall Reach, or fishing off the Applecross jetty. I had always taken the ocean for granted – it was always there.