Well-known American actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has congratulated Bangladesh authorities, native communities and NGOs on newly established Marine Protected Space round Saint Martin’s Island.
In a tweet on Friday (BST), he wrote, “Congrats to the Authorities of Bangladesh, native communities & NGOs on a newly established Marine Protected Space round Saint Martin’s Island that may defend an unimaginable neighborhood of biodiversity and supply key habitat for Bangladesh’s solely coral reef.”
DiCaprio has been campaigning within the combat in opposition to local weather change for years. He dedicates most of his social media posts to climate-related information. Nevertheless, reportedly that is the primary time Bangladesh appeared in one among his tweets.
Bangladesh authorities not too long ago declared about 1,743 sq. kilometres space of the Bay of Bengal adjoining to Saint Marin’s Island as ‘Saint Martin Marine Protected Space’ to preserve marine biodiversity.
Along with the beforehand declared 590 hectares of ecologically vital space, the brand new 70 metre-deep marine protected space has been declared to stop uncontrolled motion of water vessels, overfishing, dumping of waste and chemical compounds, and destruction of coral reefs and biodiversity.
the newly declared protected space will assist preserve the endangered pink dolphins, sharks, ray fish, sea turtles, seabirds, corals, marine grasses and marine biodiversity and their habitats.
It is going to additionally assist enhance the livelihoods of native individuals by way of sustainable extraction of marine sources, enrich the nationwide blue financial system, and obtain the worldwide obligations and targets associated to the particular financial zone of Bangladesh.
The declaration of this marine protected space will facilitate the correct enforcement of the legislation and correct administration of marine sources with the assistance of legislation enforcement companies deployed in and across the island.
On the similar time, the potential of growing the abundance of marine fish sources and aquatic life exterior the protected space will likely be multiplied.