As the terrestrial world is kept hostile by the Coronavirus outbreak, life under water is all business as usual. But how well is our marine life faring? According to the United Nations IPBES report, nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Almost 33% of reef-forming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened.
In this episode, filmed in Crete, we’re focusing on marine biologists’ work in EU-funded projects studying the decline in marine biodiversity. We discover how this decline is linked to various factors — from coastal use and overexploitation of marine resources to invasive species and climate change.
Tune into Euronews from 31 March @ 20:50 CET – on any platform.
OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 2 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first season featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out here! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
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United Nations IPBES report
Euronews Ocean: What’s killing our underwater ecosystems?
- Publication date
- 31 March 2020
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries