Australia Announces $100 Million Initiative to Protect Our Oceans

Australia last week committed $100 million to ocean conservation in an effort to protect ‘blue carbon’ environments and reduce emissions.

Uniquely suited to care about marine life, as the world’s only island continent, the investment package will also support Australian Marine Parks, expand the Indigenous Protected Areas in the Sea Country and protection of marine species.

Much of the funding will go towards ecosystems that involve seagrass and mangroves, which play a key role in drawing carbon out of the atmosphere.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia’s oceans would be key to the country’s role in driving down emissions.

“The climate and the planet’s oceans are inextricably linked. This investment is a…

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