1. United States Withdraws From UNESCO, In World Heritage Site
|SSF Director, Ms. Bradley with UNESCO team at Cocos Island (c) Jay Ireland|
The United States has withdrawn from UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization). UNESCO promotes international cooperation in education, science, culture, and communication”. The member nations propose, review and select World Heritage Sites. These unique sites have cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties. These spots are important to the collective interests of all humanity. The Sea Save Foundation leaders were instrumental in getting Cocos Island listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO tweeted “It is deeply regrettable for the US to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN agency promoting education for peace & protecting culture under attack”
2. Largest Marine Protected Area in North America to Be Created off Mexico
Mexico has announced that it is creating a 57,000 square mile marine protected area. It is composed of the four Revillagigedo Islands, which are 240 miles southwest of Baja California. The Revillagigedo Islands are already a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All fishing will be banned, and no hotels will be built on the islands. Enric Sala says, “It’s one of the places where you can see the most giant manta rays and sharks on the planet.”
3. Endangered Seahorses End Up as Poultry and Fish Feed
4. Warming Oceans May Result in Clownfish Decline
5. The Most Valuable Wild Salmon Fishery in the World Could Become a Mine
6. Great White Sharks are Swimming Farther and Deeper
7. There’s Enough Wind Energy Over The Atlantic Ocean To Power Human Civilization
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