The United Nations have implemented a list of sustainable goals to be achieved until 2050. The 14th goal is aiming to preserve and use, in an eco-friendly manner, the oceans and its living ecosystem – the marine life. At the moment, the scientists are teaming up in large numbers in their fight to achieve this goal in 30 years starting from now.
The researchers have stated that there is still a possibility to recover the marine ecosystem, even though the climate change risks are affecting more and more the wildlife, plastic pollution is rising and the number of dead zones is alarmingly increasing, the scientists want to create a plan to achieve the UN target.
The plan that they are proposing asks for an enormous amount of resilience, offering hope for the future. The team underlines that the human nature needs to give time to these species to recover, to breathe again and to live freely without being worried by the negative impact of the polluting industries around the globe.
Saving the marine life
The research is based on past discoveries that the recent analysis has determined. The scientists are trying to decide which alternatives are the most efficient for their fight against the threat of the marine life. The studies determine the amount in which the species living in the ocean have been affected by climate change during the past four decades.
Nine marine species were identified. These species are thought to have the power that triggers the recovery of all the species living in the marine ecosystem. The primary focus of the humanity should be on mangroves, salt marshes, seagrasses, kelp, coral reefs, fisheries, the deep sea, and megafauna.
Protecting these key components means protecting our environment. The salt marshes and the seagrasses are widely known for their ability to lock the carbon from the atmosphere. In the meantime, the mangroves are beneficial barriers against possible floods. We have to save the marine life!