The 5% Marine Protected Areas expansion, announced in October last year, is a positive step in the right direction - here's to 10% by 2020 and 30% by 2030. If we dont protect our oceans and the sustainability of our natural resources, or at least fight for their health and resilience, what will our children inherit and what state will the planet be in by then? Let's give the youth and future generations a voice - let's hear their concerns for our oceans and their solutions. Lauren Van Nijkerk (Only This Much campaign Lead) 30%... #OnlyThisMuch is needed to ensure a legacy for tomorrow. www.onlythismuch.co.za
“Our Oceans make it possible for us to survive. One out of every two breaths we take comes from our oceans, they buffer the impact of climate change, they feed us… If we don’t protect them, we simply doom ourselves to extinction.” Dr Andrew Venter Wildoceanssa #OnlyThisMuch www.onlythismuch.co.za Image credit: Steven Benjamin, @animal_ocean Image captured at Castle Rock Marine Protected Area.
Here is our #10YearChallenge..... Global scientific wisdom tells us that we need at least 30% ocean protection within Marine Protected Areas in order to ensure a healthy and resilient ocean. 'Formally protecting 30% of our oceans’ will allow South Africa to utilize the balance of its’ ocean space to underwrite the sustainable development of our economy.' Dr Andrew Venter CEO of @wildoceanssa Which ocean would you prefer in the next 10 years?
Flying on @flymangosa this month? Don't miss our article celebrating the 20 new Marine Protected Areas announced by the South African government in October last year in the Mango Juice in-flight magazine.
To all our supporters who celebrate today, Merry Christmas from the #OnlyThisMuch team! Enjoy this festive day with your family and friends. Image credit: Steven Benjamin, @animal_ocean
WIN a one day voyage on the magnificent RV Angra Pequena, @wildoceanssa 72 ft research vessel that is used by some of the top marine scientists in the country. Celebrate with us the announcement of the 5% protection of the oceans around South Africa. What do you have to do to enter? 1) LIKE the Only This Much Facebook page 2) TAG 5 friends in the comment section of this post. 3) Upload an image of yourself to this post, enjoying our South African oceans, using the hashtag #High5for5. Competition ends:15th January 2019 T/C apply: Valid for one person on the vessel. Based out of Durban Harbour. Please note: This is a Facebook and Instagram competition.