On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

In celebrating World Ocean’s Day,
come learn about the recently developed Marketing and Communication Strategy for the Belize Barrier Reef
World Heritage Site.

#RestoreCoral will convene a series of youtube videos called “MAR Day (Mesoamerican Reef Day): Resilience & Development” on March 10, 2021 on www.mar-day.org & restore coral’s youtube channel starting at 9am (GMT-6), as a celebration of the Mesoamerican Reef with the goals of: *Highlighting the Ocean Life of the area and the current resilience efforts *Highlighting the Mayan Coastal Communities that have being affected by the degradation of the ecosystem, the COVID Economical Crisis and the Coastal Development *Showcasing Innovations for sustainable development *To contribute to the Resilience Strategy of the Region

A Series of videos featuring:

• Cozumel from 1968 to present by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD, Global Coral Reef Alliance

• Macrolife in Cozumel by Photographer Robert Stansfield

• Blue Finance by Santiago J. Bucaram, IDB

• New Paradigm of Tourism by Natalia Bayona , UN WTO

• Sailing for Sustainability by Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat

• Coastal Protection by Reefy

• Restoration Tourism by Dr. German Mendez, Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program

• Satellite Monitoring & AI for Water Quality & Reef Monitoring by Dr. Jose Luis Hernandez, PhD, Aquosmic

• Bioprospection by Dr. Anton Vila, PhD, INVICTUS Project

• Ending plastic by PetGas Oceans

• Climate Justice by David Tun, Mayan Cooperative “Coral Negro”

• Social Innovation by Roberto Cerda, #RestoreCoral

• PescaData by Ocean, Stuart Fulton

• Bahamas & the Colombian Caribbean


Image Credit: https://unworldoceansday.org/events/mesoamerican-reef-day-2021/

Hamanasi is celebrating Oceans Week this week from June 1st (World Reef Day) to June 8th (World Oceans Day). These international awareness days offer a chance for us to share what we know about protecting our oceans, and to be inspired and learn from others around the world who are working toward the same goal. Our choices matter, and together we can preserve our reefs and oceans for generations to come.

June 1st – World Reef Day
World Reef Day Cleanup at South Water Caye

June 1st – June 8th
Lionfish Hunting Competition

June 3rd
Paint & Sip Class: Paint With Me For the Sea

June 5th
Oceans Week Outdoor Movie Night

June 7th
Oceana Belize – Sustainable Fisheries Presentation

June 8th – World Oceans Day
Hopkins Beach Cleanup

Image Credit: https://www.hamanasi.com/sustainability/oceans-week-2021/