Deepen your dedication to ocean conservation by becoming a member of the Torchbearer Community taking motion for individuals and planet.
In 2020 we noticed a resurgence of marine life the world over’s oceans because of the worldwide lockdowns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving us hope that that environmental safety could make a distinction. The local weather and environmental disaster was pressured to take an comprehensible backseat to the pandemic and lots of plans have been placed on maintain as international organizations canceled or rescheduled conferences designed to deal with these monumental challenges dealing with our planet. However regardless of these delays, threats to the ocean – and the urgency to deal with them – continues to extend.
All international residents can play a task within the motion to save lots of the ocean. The time to behave is NOW.
Thankfully, we will nonetheless take actions immediately that may flip the tide in the direction of a brighter future for humanity and ocean. What we do in 2021 –and the last decade ahead- is important for the well being of our international oceans and for the well-being of humankind. The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to help efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean well being and collect ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a standard framework that may guarantee ocean science can absolutely help nations in creating improved circumstances for sustainable improvement of the Ocean.
PADI is dedicated to mobilizing and recruiting as many voters as potential to guard and heal the ocean.
We can't ignore that nature around the globe is in a state of disaster. This disaster is as pressing a menace to the planet and to individuals because the local weather disaster, and every problem contributes to the opposite. In 2021 all of us should work collectively in any respect ranges of society to recapture the worldwide momentum for what was to be the Yr of the Ocean (2020) whereas the last decade forward must be about motion and implementation. We will refuse to simply accept a world the place turtles, fish and coral reefs vanish from our seas and as an alternative, select to convey ahead a brand new period the place everybody makes use of the ocean sustainably.
The PADI Torchbearer Community is open to everybody who cares deeply about taking motion to heal the planet and needs to forge a extra sustainable relationship with nature and with the communities through which they stay and journey.
To assist in the worldwide agenda to guard biodiversity and restore ocean well being, PADI organized the Torchbearer Community in 2020. Because the deterioration of ocean and coral well being has reached unprecedented charges over current years, we felt compelled to prioritize conservation throughout the enterprise, rewriting our mission and imaginative and prescient statements to mirror a deeper dedication to guard the underwater world we love and rely upon for survival. We have now a singular alternative to mobilize tens of millions of divers and different ocean lovers all over the world to face up for the ocean, serving as a pressure for good and catalyst for change for the ocean and our dive communities around the globe.
“It's our time to outline ourselves nearly as good ancestors now, to outline our legacy as each explorers and stewards of the Ocean and her well being.”– Drew Richardson, PADI President and CEO
Each PADI Torchbearer is one other ally for the ocean. The bigger the group, the extra capability for impression. The Torchbearer 5 group manifesto unites us in our strategy and guides our actions now and within the days to return, making certain our particular person contributions play right into a wider motion in the direction of a more healthy future for individuals and planet. PADI is forging partnerships with main and influential organizations reminiscent of The Ocean Foundation, WSL PURE, We Are One Ocean, Mission Blue and Reef World to make sure that we're mobilizing our group the simplest approach potential.
The PADI Torchbearer group has the facility to affect policymakers and governments around the globe.
All through 2021, we'll proceed to rally for help of the We Are One Ocean 30×30 Petition, calling on world leaders to guard 30 % of our shared, international ocean by 2030. In February, we'll ask for each Torchbearer to take part within the Great Barrier Reef Census, the world-first citizen science effort to survey the Nice Barrier Reef. We may also proceed to work along-side our main companion in conservation, Venture AWARE, to enlist Torchbearers to assist save the Short-Fin Atlantic Mako Shark and to proceed to develop Dive Against Debris, PADI’s flagship underwater citizen-science program with the facility to affect waste administration insurance policies all over the world.
2021 will current extra alternatives to take actions that heal and shield the ocean.
- Coming World’s Oceans Day, June eightth: PADI shall be launching an up to date and extra interactive expertise on the PADI Web site serving to join divers and ocean fanatics with methods to face up for the ocean.
- The expanded Conservation Portal on padi.com will spotlight the PADI’s conservation programs and packages and share tales from the Torchbearer group and the way they're therapeutic the ocean and our dive communities all over the world.
- By way of a brand new software on the PADI web site, guests will be capable of discover conservation programs, occasions and actions at PADI Dive Facilities and Resorts around the globe.
- Strengthened PADI and Challenge AWARE partnership that helps extra conservation packages and alternatives for divers to interact in citizen science.
- There will probably be new instruments for the PADI Torchbearer Group to watch and monitor their conservation impression.
2021 is a important yr for recapturing the momentum we have to energize us for the last decade forward. As this pandemic has proved, we're as irrevocably depending on each other as we're on nature, and to really thrive, we should achieve this collectively.
Written by Katie Thompson, PADI International Director, Company Social Duty