OceanCare Blog

How to act today

The conservation issues surrounding our oceans seem so vast as to be utterly impossible to tackle. It’s easy to look at a problem, such as overfishing, and think there’s nothing I could possibly do to help combat this. There’s nothing, a single person could possibly...

It’s too late for tomorrows

What happens when you have a world that promises technology will solve everything? What happens when we are led to believe that science has the answer to all of our problems? You need only look outside the window to find your answer. We live in a time where seemingly...

Protecting the High Seas. It’s our obligation.

71% of the Earth surface is covered by oceans and two-thirds of that area makes up by the High Seas. While some activities of humankind in these regions are regulated under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) such as international shipping,...

A week of opportunities ahead for migratory ocean species

'Their Future is Our Future ‘ - that is the poignant theme of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) meeting taking place in Manila, The Philippines next week. As Fabienne, Margi, Niki and I scurry around in our last final preparations for this meeting, sending...

Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans

Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans

Some interesting facts: Did you know that in America, we are using an estimated 500,000,000 plastic straws every single day?  That is the equivalent to 1.6 straws for every man, woman and child living in this country every single day.  If you were to take an entire...

Aquatic bush-meat: A forced tradition

Aquatic bush-meat: A forced tradition

You, not unlike myself, will probably conjure up images of a group of people sitting around a bonfire and grilling up some wild coyote (or some equally gamey piece of meat) when you hear the phrase “bush-meat”. And in, fact, you’re not entirely wrong- but that’s not...

Sharks need our help just as much as the panda

Sharks need our help just as much as the panda

If you came across a dog on the street, its limbs cut off, slowly bleeding to death- would you walk away? Would you turn a blind eye and tell yourself that creature deserved it? Most people would be outraged. There would be protests, calls to the police. People would...

A game changing week for our blue planet

A game changing week for our blue planet

“There has never been a greater collective movement towards the ocean”. These were just some of the inspiring sentiments that were expressed during this week’s The Ocean Conference in New York. And what a week it has been! Five days have passed by in a flash for...

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