Marine ecosystems are essential to the environment’s stability and any form of life. Today, they are under several natural and anthropic pressures – global warming, the intensification of human activities or the general lack of knowledge about the topic, among others.
Innovative solutions exist to mitigate the impacts of these pressures. This brief focuses on several initiatives:
- Coral restoration
- Seagrass restoration
- Artificial reefs
- Protected areas, preserves and sanctuaries
- The regulation of human activities
- Waste management
- Research, education and sensitization
Nevertheless, it appears fundamental to couple these initiatives with the diminution of anthropic pressures.
“We need to protect the oceans as carbon sinks more than ever”