Despite its name, National Marine Week runs for a fortnight from 24th of July to the 8th of August! It reminds us to appreciate the magnificent sea animals and plants that exist in the United Kingdom on a national scale.
The oceans constitute the largest ecosystem on the planet making them vital to humanity. In addition to containing 97% of the planet’s water, they also make up 80% of the planet’s biodiversity, with more than 30,000 species.
However, the oceans are under threat as a result of human activities, so we must do everything we can to assist in saving them. It has been estimated that about 80% of global marine fish populations have been overexploited or depleted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Due to the threat posed by this, biodiversity is imperiled, with severe consequences to food security and the global economy.
Make sure you mark this date on your PR calendars and prepare your media pitches accordingly. Get involved with any initiatives or take it as a chance to learn more about the subject.