Earth911 Special Video Event: How Saving Krill Could Help Save The Planet

Earth911 Special Video Event: How Saving Krill Could Help Save The Planet

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Tune in for an necessary dialog about the way forward for krill, the billions of tiny crustaceans which can be a keystone within the meals chain of the Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. Overfishing of krill to make Omega-3 oil merchandise additionally threatens an important carbon sink that pulls planet-warming CO2 from the setting. This particular video occasion options environmental journalist Ashlan Cousteau of EarthEcho International, Doug Heske, Dan Wheeler, and Matt Zimmer of Newday Impact Investing, Millicent Pitts CEO of Ocean Founding Principal Aaron Niederhelman, Philipp Stratton, President and CEO of Ocean Power Technologies, environmental activist Melissa Walton, and Elizabeth Kim, director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs

Krill and lots of different species might be protected by introducing marine protected areas, or MPAs, areas of the Southern Ocean that can be put aside from industrial exploitation by a treaty at present underneath negotiation. But there are monetary and political challenges on the trail to safety. Get the story and be taught what you are able to do to assist.

Earth911 and Intentional Futures’ Mitch Ratcliffe hosted the occasion however couldn’t take part within the dialog due to connectivity points.

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