June 8 marks World Oceans Day. Given the unusual circumstances the whole world is facing, it’s easy to understand why celebrating anything would be the last thing on anyone’s mind right now. Let’s be honest, from forest fires to coral bleaching, illegal wildlife trade to global pandemics, the past few months alone have been brutal. Our planet, it seems, has been beset with a string of challenges that are enough to dampen even the strongest spirits. And we’re only halfway through 2020!
It’s easy to be dismayed, but you know what? There are also sparks of hope that tell a different story if we act to protect them. They tell us the fight isn’t over by any measure.