Bermuda Efforts Included In ‘Actions Campaign’

September 16, 2016

Bermuda’s efforts to combat invasive species is featured in the 1,000 Actions Campaign, an initiative of the Our Ocean Conference, which is now taking place in Washington.

An interactive map at the State Department gathering allows visitors to select buttons highlighting work being done around the world to protect the oceans, including photos and background information submitted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science [BIOS] on their annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament.

Staff from the U.S. Consulate in Hamilton celebrate the “Our Ocean, One Future” theme at Jobson’s Cove:

Our Ocean One Future Bermuda September 16 2016

The photos and information are accessible through the map to the hundreds of conference participants, including heads of state, scientists, business leaders, NGOs, and others.

This year’s event, titled “Our Ocean, One Future,” builds on international commitments to protect the ocean made at the previous two conferences and focuses on sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, climate-related impacts on the ocean, and marine protected areas.

President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address on September 15, while other speakers include Secretary of State John Kerry, actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, foreign ministers, and members of civil society and the private sector.

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