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To those who do not know why we celebrate World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness of the role of the oceans and the importance of conserving and protecting our marine environment. World Oceans Day is celebrated annually and internationally on the 08th of June. This special day raises awareness about the crucial role the oceans play in people’s lives.

The oceans are essential for food security and the health and survival of all life. They also power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. World Oceans Day in South Africa allows us to highlight the impact of oceans on our country and the various ways in which oceans contribute to our country.

Not only does the celebration of the day focus in raising awareness but it also looks deeper into ways on how we can find solutions to the problems or challenges we face such as marine pollution, maintaining the oceans capacity to regulate the global climate, supply essential ecosystem services and provide sustainable livelihoods and safe recreation.