World Oceans Day 2021 is being celebrated around the world with the theme “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together!” today, Friday, June 8, 2021. Per the World Oceans Day website:
“For 2021 World Ocean Day is uniting conservation action to grow the global movement calling on world leaders to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy climate and blue planet!”
The purpose of the Day, observed by all United Nations member countries annually on June 8, is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
Visit the World Oceans Day website for more information on the annual celebration and ways to find or plan an event in your area.