Without oceans in pristine condition, life as we know it will not be one any more…
A recent mapping exercise has outlined that only 13% of the world’s oceans are in true pristine condition.
This means that only 13% can sufficiently support wildlife in all it’s forms – free of stressors such as plastics, shipping, overfishing, chemical pollution, run off, human activity and many more ways we change the world.
We need to take action now and you can take action in some very easy steps.
And check out these books to start some great conversations about water and the wonders it holds – so we don’t lose it!
Lily Williams tells us the facts and tells us what will happen if we don’t do anything about overfishing, shark nets and ocean pollution but she doesn’t leave us hanging – she also tells us what we can do if we want to ensure the world stays balanced and healthy.
Teaching children about the coral reef is a really important issue right now due to the damage that has been done. This book is a great way to start to teach your children about the small things that they can do to make a difference in the future of the planet (and hopefully their small steps will be followed by their parents bigger steps!)
Zobi and the Zoox is an excellent book to use to teach children (and their adults) just how important the coral reef is to ocean health. It is also important to make people aware that everything, even if it is so tiny that we cannot see it with the naked eye, plays a super important role in the world we live in
Ori teaches us all that rubbish can not only go in the bin but also be recycled, reused, repurposed, composted or even better – refused!
This story is perfect for young children as there is no doom and gloom but there is hope. There is empowerment in the illustration of the young children on the beach helping Tilly, there is wonder on each page as you see what each creature looks like and where they live in the ocean and there is amazement as you read through the facts about each creature at the end of the book