World Oceans Day: tell us about issues affecting your local ocean

Hundreds of events around the world will mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, from beach cleanups in Morocco, to live streams from conservationists in Timor-Leste, to an exhibit of artwork created from marine debris in Hawaii.

This year there is a focus on calling for world leaders to commit to protecting 30% of oceans by 2030, to combat the climate crisis and protect marine biodiversity.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s celebrations will be different, with many events taking place online or in a socially-distanced way. We’d like to hear about what local ocean issues you are most concerned about.

Share your views

Do you often find plastic on your nearest beaches? Or perhaps you’ve noticed less water pollution recently, as we saw in Venice during lockdown. Do you live near a marine habitat that is being destroyed, or successfully restored?

Maybe you are part of a fishing community, and want to see a balance between sustainability and livelihoods. Are you worried about rising sea levels near you? Or perhaps you live or work at sea, and want to share your experiences of conservation issues you’ve come across.

Are you planning to take part in an event? If so we’d like to hear about it.

You can get in touch by filling in the form below. Your responses are secure as the form is encrypted and only the Guardian has access to your contributions.

[embedded content]

If you’re having trouble using the form, click here. Read terms of service here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Enter Your Information Below To Receive Free Trading Ideas, Latest News, And Articles.

Please Enter Your Email Address:




Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us and our affiliates. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

FBS Trade to Help

Throughout the whole FBS history, social responsibility has been one of the most important pillars to build the business on. Nowadays, charity is more...

UK wildlife enjoys humans’ lockdown but concerns raised over conservation

Moles are daring to clamber above ground to hunt for worms, oystercatchers are nesting on deserted beaches, and overlooked plants such as ivy-leaved toadflax...

‘Unicorn of the sea’: rare sighting of ornate eagle ray off Great Barrier Reef – video

Play Video 0:52 Australian researcher and reef guide Jacinta Shackleton is now one of the few people to have ever seen the rare and endangered ornate...

Birdwatch: white storks return to UK after 600-year absence

The sound was both primeval yet utterly fresh and new: a time-travelling throwback to the middle ages; yet, at the same time, a portent...

LED lights halve unwanted fish in nets, research finds

A simple technique to "illuminate the exits" in trawl fishing nets can almost halve the numbers of unwanted catch, new research has found, potentially...