boot Feature for Biodiversity Day - 7 endangered marine species
Seven endangered species in the world's oceans
boot Feature for the day for the conservation of biodiversity
May 22 is the International Day for the Conservation of Biodiversity. Also known as the "International Day for Biological Diversity" or "Biodiversity Day," this day of action was established by the UN in 2000. It promotes the protection of biological diversity and suitable habitats.
Biodiversity Day commemorates May 22, 1992, when agreement was reached in Nairobi on the text of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. This Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 - today it is one of the United Nations' most successful conventions, with over 190 signatories.
Seven endangered marine species
boot Düsseldorf, which has always been committed to the responsible and sustainable treatment of nature in various projects and initiatives or their support, takes the international day for the preservation of biodiversity as an opportunity to present seven species native to the world's oceans and highly endangered in their existence.
Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) are fish related to sticklebacks, of which there are a total of 33 known species. They live in protected areas of shallow coastal waters such as seagrass beds and coral reefs and are found primarily in the Indo-Pacific portion of the world's oceans. The seahorse population is considered critically endangered to endangered. According to WWF, about 24 million seahorses are fished out of the world's oceans every year.
There are seven species of sea turtles (Cheloniidae, Dermochelyidae), the oldest living reptile species on our planet, three of which are classified as endangered and three as critically endangered. Sea turtles live in tropical and subtropical waters where they lay their eggs. It is estimated that about 250,000 turtles are caught as bycatch in the nets of fishing fleets, where they die.
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest animal on our planet, is found worldwide in all seas except the Arctic Ocean. According to the IUCN, the blue whale is considered critically endangered, with the Antarctic blue whale subspecies considered endangered. Although a 1967 hunting ban brought a trend toward recovery of populations in the northern hemisphere, it did not affect populations in the southern hemisphere.
The sawfish (Pristidae), also known as sawfish, is found in nearshore marine environments, estuaries, and large rivers and lakes of the temperate and tropical marine belt, where they feed primarily on fish. A total of seven species of these extremely impressive sea dwellers are known, all of which are classified as threatened with extinction on the Red List of the World Conservation Union IUCN.
The Amazon River dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as Boto, pink river dolphin, or Inia, is a threatened dolphin species and is classified as endangered by the IUCN. Its habitat is the large river systems of the Amazomna and Orinoco, as well as all associated freshwater habitats such as connected lakes, lagoon systems, flooded forests, etc. WWF is stepping up its efforts to conserve its habitats.
The main distribution areas of the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) are in the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Due to a low reproduction rate, the population is particularly sensitive to overfishing. As a result, the populations of the "iris shark" in the northeast Atlantic are now considered to be threatened with extinction, and the populations in the Mediterranean, northwest Atlantic and northwest Pacific are considered to be critically endangered.
Of the total of 27 known sturgeon species (Acipnseriformes), all live in the northern hemisphere and are native to the rivers, lakes and seas of Europe, Asia and North America. According to the IUCN, 17 of the known sturgeon species are considered to be threatened with extinction. The illegal trade in unfertilized sturgeon eggs (caviar), which are considered a delicacy, and the destruction of their habitats pose a particular threat to the population.
The topic of sustainability in water sports is also an important concern for boot Düsseldorf, and the "Ocean Tribute" was launched as part of boot 2017 together with the Prince Albert II Foundation and the German Marine Foundation. The new award, which will be presented for the first time at boot 2018 in the categories society, science and industry for innovative ideas and products for the protection of waters, is intended to honor efforts for marine protection and the more sustainable and careful use of resources.
love your ocean The "love your ocean" stand celebrated its premiere at boot 2017, offering trade fair visitors interactive hands-on activities and activities related to the preservation of the oceans. The activities and the stage program are organized by the German Marine Foundation in cooperation with Messe Düsseldorf. In addition, the fair is used by many conservation organizations such as Sharkproject, yaqu pacha e.V., Sea Shepherd or HEPCA as a forum to present existing and current projects.
Emily Penn in action at boot With Emily Penn, one of the most famous ocean activists was also in action at the "love your ocean" booth at boot Düsseldorf: Emily Penn, who already received the Seamaster Award in 2016 for her commitment, intensively promotes the protection of the oceans. The focus of her activities was and is saving the oceans. The now 28-year-old Emily Penn fights for this with her organization "Pangaea Exploration", which sensitizes artists, media professionals and ordinary people to the fragility of our oceans on sailing expeditions.