For the sake of marine life conservation
It is said that approximately 8.7 million distinct species exist on Earth. Today, however, due to the change or degradation of the natural environment, just as on land, the level of the biodiversity in oceans is rapidly decreasing. To cope with this threat, Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd has taken action to help protect the marine life since 2008, together with Earthwatch, an international non-profit environmental organization.
Why does protecting manta rays lead to the conservation of marine life?
Manta rays, which are recognizable in the sea because of their charismatic form, are the best indicator to monitor the impact of environmental changes on the marine environment and coral reefs. By relating the data on the distribution and migration of manta rays to the major oceanographic changes, the current conditions of the oceans can be theoretically revealed.
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Convention on Biological Diversity at COP 10 and Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The “Aichi Biodiversity Targets” are the global targets that constitute the heart of the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020” which was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its tenth meeting (CBD-COP10) in 2010. The conference reached the agreement that “effective and urgent action to halt the loss of biodiversity should be taken” by 2020, and the twenty individual targets that the parties have to implement, called the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, were decided. Brother has been continuously working on Project Manta along with implementing a “program to learn about diversity” as part of their corporate efforts in order to positively promote the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Voice of a local Brother employee
It is very important that we at Brother can learn about biodiversity together with Earthwatch members. It is a great opportunity for us to better understand the efforts of Earthwatch and to take further action. Visiting the location of the actual research activities helped us understand even more deeply how beneficial the support of Brother was. Two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered with water. It is also the main component of the human body. We hope that Brother employees will continue to deepen their understanding of how important protecting the marine environment is and to make tireless efforts into the future to conserve the oceans and marine wildlife, bearing a keen awareness of the global environmental problems.
Alex Rodriguez[CSR & Compliance Manager, Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd]