Essay On Marine Conservation

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What is the problem?
The issue I am attempting to tackle is the conservation of marine life in Dubai, UAE. Conservation of the ocean and its creatures is a matter that is looked over and not taken into serious consideration in the UAE; my goal is to change this issue by forming marine conservation activism and saving the society through saving its oceans.

What is Marine Conservation?
Marine Conservation is the process of protecting and preserving the oceans ecosystems. To allow marine conservation to take place, the amount of human impact on the ocean must be reduced. The most common activities that have a great impact on the ocean are pollution, whaling and overfishing.
According to National Geographic, to save our ocean the steps we need
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in the 1960s. In 1962, the World Parks Congress held the first international conservation meeting. The worlds first marine protected area was thought to be the 1935 “Fort Jefferson National Monument in Florida, which covered 18,850 hectares of sea and 35 hectares of coastal land” (Susan Gubbay). However, Marine conservation was not globally recognized until after World War II in the 1970s. This occurred during the Marine Revolution era. During this era, the U.S passed an environmental law called the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). This law consists of two aims: to reduce the amount of littering in the oceans, and to authorize any marine-related research. It also allowed people to create marine protected areas/sanctuaries. The U.S then formed the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN). This program helped the U.S to communicate internationally and make agreements about the issue of Marine Conservation. At the end of the 1970s, higher technology was produced that allowed people to go under seas and find new discoveries. As the ocean was revealed, people grew a newfound respect for the ocean and its wonders and they had more determination to protect marine ecosystems. Oceana was founded in 2001 and is known as the largest international ocean conservation organization

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