Global Marine initiative

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Source: The Hindu

Context:

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations of the world. The prime partners are Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Minderoo Foundation, and Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The Blue Alliance was established on April 20, 2021.

Focus Areas of the Alliance-

The alliance aims to target seven ocean locations. They are as follows:

  • Antarctica
  • Seychelles
  • Canada
  • Palau
  • Western Indian Ocean
  • Fiji

Objective-

Tide turning as indigenous groups help steer global effort to save oceans

The world is covered by approximately 70% of oceans. Oceans are highly important for the survival of humans as they regulate weather, rainfall, and oxygen levels in the air. Currently, they are under great threat from pollution, climate change, and overfishing.

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