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Pakistan: Navy has observed World Ocean Day to fo­cus on the maintenance and development of oceans and coastal areas June 10,2021   |  Source: The Nation

Pakistan Navy has observed World Ocean Day to fo­cus on the maintenance and development of oceans and coastal areas in the country. World Oceans Day is celebrated to focus on the maintenance and development of oceans and coast­al areas. Oceans are very important for mankind as these are a major source of sustenance of life on earth and act as lungs to our planet as they provide more than 50 percent of the oxygen produced on this plan­et. They are also major absorbers of greenhouse gas­es and carbon dioxide. Oceans regulate our climate holding 97 percent of the water on earth, almost all rain that drops on land comes from the sea. The hu­man activity on land is directly affecting the oceans and the life that flourishes within. The theme selected for World Oceans Day-2021 by the United Nations is, ‘The Ocean: Life and Liveli­hoods.’ This offers an opportunity to explore the hu­man life relationship with the oceans.

To commemorate the significance of World Oceans Day, Pakistan Navy is playing a lead role in promoting safe and sustainable use of ocean resources. Some of the major Pakistan Navy initiatives include; beach cleaning, construction of harbour debris collection barges, intensive mangroves plantation, banning use of destructive fishing nets, tackling oil

 

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