Krill form the basis of the marine food chain & help to combat climate change, storing the carbon equivalent of 35mio cars per year. While Antarctica's land area is protected, its seas aren't. Regulating krill fisheries would go a long way to protect ocean health. #WorldKrillDay
Lions are essential for healthy functioning ecosystems, but under threat due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade & climate change. It is vital to protect this species as part of the #30x30 goal of highly or fully protecting at least 30% of ocean & land by 2030! #WorldLionDay
A great new series on remarkable species by the @guardian – a true demonstration of how our #ocean nurtures unimaginable and incredible #biodiversity. First up, the scaly-foot #snail with the iron armour.
The #deepsea constitutes +90% of all living space on earth. Even if we do know more than ever there is still much to learn about the complexity & importance of its inhabitants. So, it's unsurprising yet fascinating that 30 new species have been discovered!
I believe in drastically limiting plastic use, yet efforts made by so many to clean our ocean & reduce the use of plastics are important. Professor Merico correctly says: “It’s not going to be quick, it’s not going to be cheap & it’s not going to be easy.”
Committed to sustainable development, environment and nature conservation, the different facets of her philanthropic work and projects allow Dona Bertarelli to play her part in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
As a strong advocate for increased ocean protection and environmental conservation, Dona Bertarelli is the UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy. She promotes the development of a sustainable and regenerative Blue Economy.
Driven by her love of the ocean, focus on performance and adventurous spirit, Dona Bertarelli is a keen sportswoman and accomplished sailor. In 2016, Dona Bertarelli became the fastest woman to sail around the world, after completing the Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.
A Swiss philanthropist, investor, sportswoman, and strong advocate for ocean protection, environmental conservation, animal welfare, education and social causes for more than thirty years, Dona Bertarelli is committed to a life more thoughtful.