You only have to look at the top ocean conservation stories of the year to see that the health of oceans is deteriorating. Recently, the Great Barrier Reef saw its worst coral bleaching on record, with 35% killed by bleaching, according to scientists. And only a few weeks ago, researchers revealed that five islands in the Solomon archipelago had disappeared due to rising sea levels.
As shown through its support of The Ocean Awards, Y.CO is just as concerned about ocean conservation as we are. Through its active CSR programme, Y.CO also supports a number of charities and partners that are focussed on ensuring the yachting lifestyle is sustainable and enjoyed responsibly.
In the final video of our series, we asked some of our esteemed guests at the inaugural Ocean Awards to share what they thought the biggest threats to the oceans are.
“The biggest threat to the ocean is humanity,” says Amber Nuttall, ambassador for marine conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation.