SEA MARVEL Promotes Biodiversity Conservation

Ever since 2002, the United Nations has proclaimed 22 May to be the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) in order to increase the understanding, as well as the awareness of biodiversity issues. Biodiversity is a term used to describe the immense variety and variability of life on Earth and according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, it remains the answer to many sustainable development challenges we all face.

The Italia-Malta Interreg SEA MARVEL project, a project running in collaboration with the University of Malta, through Prof. Adriana Vella and her experienced conservation research team, has been promoting the importance of biodiversity within schools of Malta and Gozo. This work is focusing on helping youths, our future generation, understand the value and conservation needs of life around us. The enthusiasm shown by various Maltese schools, which welcomed this educational opportunity through the support of the Ministry for Education, as a valid associate partner of the project, expanded the provision of current scientific knowledge directly to youths.

SEA MARVEL will continue expanding its efforts with other educational events in Maltese schools.

Similar efforts are expanding in the Italian partner schools through the contribution of SEA MARVEL campaigners therefore contributing to a region-wide effort in the central Mediterranean. This region is particularly impacted by various types of pollution from marine noise to plastics, endangering many marine species and our marine ecosystem services. Different stakeholders are being involved to contribute to the various other activities this engaging and impressive Italia-Malta Interreg project has the opportunity to undertake.

For further information, kindly contact Prof Adriana Vella.

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