We're celebrating the Month of the Planet Earth 🌎 this April. And one way we can protect the earth is to help keep our oceans clean and abundant of resources.

Oceana Philippines is among the organizations who's at the forefront in conserving our waters bit.ly/2Q3cs5X
.@oceana_ph Vice President Gloria Estenzo-Ramos: We have not been good stewards of our ocean despite scientists saying we have to protect it
.@oceana_ph says the biggest threat to oceans is humans
.@oceana_ph: The pandemic has exacerbated drastic pollution in our oceans. Face masks are already adding to drastic plastic pollution we're facing
.@oceana_ph: Young people must use their talent, social media skills to show our decision-makers that you care for the world we live in

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