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Who Should Take Credit For Looking After Our Ocean?

Ocean Conservancy

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Every now and then, Blacklemag likes to highlight the endeavors of specific organizations we feel are doing a great job of working to save the environment.

Today, we’d like to take a look at the work Ocean Conservancy is doing to promote awareness and protect the oceans. The Ocean Conservancy group

“educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean.”

They have several lists of facts on their website showcasing the importance of our oceans to the overall health of the planet. The organization was founded in 1972, since then, they’ve contributed to the 144, 606, 491 pounds of trash that have been removed from beaches in the past 25 years. The group advocates for education and marine science. They work with various partners in projects meant to cleanup the planet’s waterways, and keep lakes and rivers pollution-free.

They rely on donations and public funding, along with volunteers and the partners mentioned above. In the forty years since the group’s inception, they have grown tremendously, and continue to develop their plans and visions of a utopian society where everyone enjoys our planet’s offerings without worry of pollution or chemical endangerment.

A large part of Ocean Conservancy’s mission is to create animal sanctuaries where endangered species can live and grow. They’ve fought against over-hunting of seals for fur, and advocated the upgrading of fisheries. They played a lead role in cleaning up the Deepwater Oil Spill of 2010, and pushed for restoration of the damages. The Ocean Conservancy website serves as a great learning tool for people of all ages, especially families and young children.

Before you next visit the beach, perhaps you might take a quick look at the information presented by the group. There’s no such thing as having too much information on a subject, and you might even find that you enjoy teaching others around you the valuable lessons you’ll have learned.

If we all do our part, we can ensure the world we leave behind for our children is one we can be proud of.

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