🦤 Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤
In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will implement effective conservation measures to protect and restore the migratory species that enrich its natural and cultural heritage.
CMS. (2020). State of the World’s Migratory Species.
💥 What’s the Big Deal:
By addressing the main threats, such as habitat loss, overexploitation, climate change, and invasive species, the Pacific region could improve the conservation status of its migratory species, such as whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks, seabirds, and bats.🦇The Pacific region may also enhance its cooperation and coordination with other countries and regions along the migratory routes to ensure the survival and well-being of these species across their entire range.
Migratory species are vital for the Pacific region, providing ecological, economic, and social benefits.🐋They support the functioning of ecosystems, such as pollination, seed dispersal, and nutrient cycling. 🌺They contribute to the livelihoods and well-being of many Pacific islanders, who depend on them for food, income, and tourism.🐢They also have cultural and spiritual significance, as they are part of the Pacific’s identity, history, and traditions. However, migratory species face unprecedented challenges, as they are exposed to multiple and cumulative pressures throughout their journeys. Many migratory species are endangered or vulnerable, and their populations are declining. The Pacific region has the opportunity and responsibility to safeguard its migratory species and to share its knowledge and experience with the rest of the world.
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