Our oceans are the world’s largest ecosystems. They provide income and food, and mitigate the effects of climate change. Yet, irresponsible consumption and exploitation have harmed our oceans and the many species that live in them. The preservation of key ecosystems and the life that dwells in them is essential to sustainable development.
The temporary shutdown of activities and human mobility due to COVID-19 may have provided marine environments time and space to start to recover. Still, long-term commitments to ocean preservation must remain a priority! Recovery after the pandemic offers the opportunity to invest in action plans to conserve our oceans and ensure progress toward the health and recovery of the planet.
Follow the link below to learn more about SDG 14 and the impact of COVID-19.