07 Jun '12, 6pm

Background on what is World Oceans Day, how it started & where we are now in 2012. via @DianeN56

Background on what is World Oceans Day, how it started & where we are now in 2012. via @DianeN56

World Oceans Day 2012 - 8th June It was in 1992 that Canada originally suggested a World Oceans Day and for the next 16 years this was unofficially celebrated on 8th June each year. At the 2008 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro the day became officially recognised by the United Nations and was formally adopted by the General Assembly as resolution 63/111. World Oceans Day is now co-ordinatated internationally by The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network and each year 8th June takes on a greater significance. Communities all over the world take this day as an opportunity to learn more about the ocean and how to take action to help conserve it. Hundreds of family-friendly activities will be taking place in aquariums, zoos and museums, together with online events. Many events will focus on the younger generation. Market research has shown that young people and young adults s...

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