A stingray was found dead with a stomach full of man-made products including a book and a camera.
People all over the world are realising that recycling and composting our waste are not enough to protect wildlife. Everything we use and discard has to end up somewhere… and that somewhere is usually the ocean. The recent awareness and battle against single-use plastics and non-recyclable materials is in full force but is it enough?
What we assume is one person’s discarded belongings has ended up inside marine life, as discovered by activists Interseccionalida. The photos were shared by them on Insta, sparking outrage among other animal lovers and wildlife advocates. Along with a book printed in Mandarin, inside the wretched animal was a digital camera, a packet of cigarettes, and a glass bottle.
As readers we have a duty to educate ourselves and try harder to do better- check out some recommendations below that should help us begin our journey to protect life on earth.
“The Ocean Book is full of easy-to-read, beautiful infographics that present the key issues facing our oceans. Rising sea levels, growing rubbish patches and overfishing are putting our oceans in grave danger. Though we love our oceans, we must learn to cherish them. This book will help readers realise how we cause the problems and how we can solve them.”
“Extinction Rebellion is a global activist movement of ordinary people, demanding action from Governments. This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, alongside instructions on how to rebel – from organising a roadblock to facing arrest.
By the time you finish this book you will have become an Extinction Rebellion activist. Act now before it’s too late.”
“There is No Planet B maps it out in an accessible and entertaining way, filled with astonishing facts and analysis. For the first time you’ll find big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of the day laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots – questions of how we live and think. This book will shock you, surprise you – and then make you laugh. And you’ll find practical and even inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.”