Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection Celebrates World Oceans Day
Rabat – On the occasion of the United Nations World Oceans Day, celebrated worldwide on June 8, 2023, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, is organizing activities to raise awareness of the need to safeguard the oceans, which are essential to climate regulation and to humanity that lives off their many resources.
The Foundation is deeply committed to protecting oceans. On May 28, 2023, it presented the Lalla Hasnaa Sustainable Coastline Trophies to the many economic partners, civil society associations and coastal communities that are working in the field to protect beaches, coastlines, seas and oceans, said the Foundation in a statement.
To this end, the Foundation has launched a number of awareness-raising initiatives. More than 900 schoolchildren, young environmental reporters and university students from Morocco’s eight coastal regions, accompanied by Foundation partners, will visit sites where they will learn more about the oceans. Young people from the Agadir region will discover the Charif Idrissi scientific boat from the National Institute for Fisheries Research. Others will visit laboratories, historic lighthouses such as Cap Spartel and marinas in Marina Smir and Saïdia, the statement added.
At the Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training, over 120 people were expected to attend a major awareness-raising conference. The idea is to present and explain the oceans from different points of view.
As summer approaches, the Foundation is gearing up for the 22nd edition of its flagship Clean Beaches program, which enables summer visitors to enjoy a clean, safe and lively space on over 100 of the Kingdom’s busiest beaches. The #b7arblaplastic campaign will be launched for the 4th consecutive year, with a particular focus on recycling the tons of plastic waste collected each summer on beaches as part of this operation, the statement concluded.