It´s in our hands!
The Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage people to take action to protect our planet. It was first celebrated in 1970, and since then, it has grown into a global movement that brings together individuals, organizations, and governments from around the world.
The theme for #EarthDay 2023 is "Restore Our Earth," which focuses on the need to restore the natural balance of our planet's ecosystems. This includes addressing climate change, reducing pollution, protecting biodiversity, and promoting sustainable practices.
There are many ways that individuals can take action on Earth Day, from planting trees and cleaning up litter to reducing energy consumption and supporting sustainable businesses. Governments and organizations can also make a significant impact by implementing policies and initiatives that promote sustainability and protect the environment.
Despite the progress that has been made over the past few decades, there is still much work to be done to protect our planet and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Earth Day serves as a reminder that we all have a role to play in creating a healthier and more sustainable world.
MAKE EVERY DAY TO AN EARTH DAY!
#Coralreefs are one of the most diverse and complex ecosystems on Earth and especially in Maldives, and they provide essential habitats for countless marine species. However, many coral reefs around the world are facing serious threats that could lead to their extinction. In fact, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), nearly a third of all coral species are at risk of extinction. One of the most significant threats to coral reefs is climate change. Rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, and extreme weather events can cause coral bleaching, which results in the death of the coral. Coral bleaching occurs when coral expel the symbiotic algae that live inside their tissues, causing the coral to turn white and eventually die. Human activities are also putting significant pressure on coral reefs. Overfishing and destructive fishing practices can damage or destroy the delicate structures of coral reefs, while pollution from sewage, chemicals, and plastic waste can harm marine life in the reefs. Coastal development and tourism can also have negative impacts on coral reefs by disrupting their natural habitats and introducing invasive species. Endangered coral reefs are not just a problem for marine life, but also for humans who rely on them for their livelihoods. Coral reefs are essential sources of food, income, and recreation for millions of people around the world. They also provide coastal protection by reducing the impact of waves and storms on shorelines. To protect endangered coral reefs, conservation efforts are necessary on multiple fronts. Check here what #EcoProDivers is doing to save the environment.