Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.
This pollution is having a dramatic impact on ocean wildlife, the environment, our well-being and ultimately our health
With political will, with government initiative, this can be done, it is not impossible.
Of all the threats facing the oceans today, overfishing takes the greatest toll on sea life — and people.
Overfishing is catching too many fish at once, so the breeding population becomes too depleted to recover. Ninety per cent of the world’s fish stocks are described as either fully fished or over-exploited; some populations have collapsed altogether.
“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”
Marine Habitat Destruction
Most areas of the world’s oceans are experiencing habitat loss. But coastal areas, with their closeness to human population centers, have suffered disproportionately and mainly from manmade stresses. Habitat loss here has far-reaching impacts on the entire ocean’s biodiversity.
“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”
OOOF Foundation Projects
The mission of the One Ocean, One Future Foundation is to raise global awareness and prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans. Led by Justin Etzin, the Seychelles Diplomat, we create infrastructure to protect the natural state of ecosystems and collaborate with other foundations and conservations teams to raise funds and awareness.