For World Ocean Day, Vizag Zoo Is Organising An Ocean Clean Up On June 8! Details Here.

by Shreya Rathod
For World Ocean Day, Vizag Zoo Is Organising An Ocean Clean Up On June 8! Details Here.

Besides land, air and other elements, Earth consists of water in its different forms. There are rivers, lakes, ponds, seas, oceans and other water sources. We are aware of its importance and how we need to preserve it. However, we are responsible for polluting these resources and, therefore, need to clean them! The authorities of Vizag’s Indira Gandhi Zoological Park have taken a step towards it and they are organising an ocean cleanup.

Vizag Zoo Is Organising An Ocean Clean Up On June 8

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On the occasion of World Ocean Day, the authorities are organising an ocean clean-up. The project aims to increase public understanding of the value of preserving oceans and marine habitats. The occasion will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The IGZP officials are asking everyone interested in helping with the coastal cleanup to gather at the Visakhapatnam Zoo’s beach road gate by 6:00 am.

Instructions and the tools needed for the cleanup will be provided to the participants. All guests will get certificates of attendance as an appreciation for their participation in this important cause.

In Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is situated amidst the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest. The zoo is the third biggest in the nation. The Eastern Ghats encircle it on three sides, and the Bay of Bengal on the other. The zoo has close to eighty different species, totalling close to eight hundred animals.

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Besides this ocean clean-up drive, they have organised several webinars and quizzes with e-certificates for the participants.

Importance Of World Ocean Day

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In a report by the United Nations, it was highlighted that the planet is being plagued by various environmental issues. While the oceans were being negatively impacted by climate change just as much as farmlands, forests, and other sectors, the research stated that it lacked a prominent voice. In 2008, the UN officially recognised June 8th as World Ocean Day.

It aims to spread awareness of the complex mechanisms that control the oceans and how climate change is putting them at greater risk. Ocean biodiversity is declining due to an increase in pollution, acidity of ocean water, rising average temperatures, and other factors.

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World Ocean Day seeks to preserve the world’s largest bodies of water by raising awareness.

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