How you can support the Ocean Guardians of Mozambique
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When asked to picture the ocean, some people may conjure up images from a recent holiday, of warm tropical waters concealing a treasure trove of marine life against colourful reef backdrops. Others might imagine mysterious arctic waters, of ice-bergs floating like sugar cubes on the surface. Our oceans are incredibly diverse, and whilst many people admire their beauty and mystery, most neglect to consider how vital they are to our lives. Our relationship with the oceans has become increasingly abusive and overly-dependent. Earth’s waters have become our garbage bins, and rising temperatures have wreaked havoc on the vulnerable ecosystems beneath the surface. We cannot see the true consequences of our actions; coral bleaching and crashing population levels of marine life are out of sight and out of mind. The Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) envisions “a world where marine life and humans can thrive together” and have created education and conservation programmes to help make this a reality. The Foundation is tackling this global problem at its roots, using a collaborative strategy which is informed by local voices, business expertise, and development agencies alike. Educating and empowering young people is a central tenet of the organisation, particularly in their Ocean Guardians project in Mozambique: For the people of Mozambique, situated on the Southeast coast of Africa, the ocean is at the heart of culture and economy.
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