CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is reminding the public on the importance of the conservation of ocean waters as it joins this year’s celebration of the Month of the Ocean.

“This year, we celebrate MOO with the theme, 'Protect and Restore Ecosystems and Biodiversity'," the DENR said.

The theme was adopted from UNESCO's Ocean Decade Challenge 2, which is anchored in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) message, “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want."

The theme aims to understand the effects of multiple stressors on ocean ecosystems and develop solutions to manage and restore ecosystems and rich biological diversity found therein under changing environmental and social conditions.

The celebration of #MOO2022 is a good opportunity to launch the major theme of Ecosystem Restoration which aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.

The Month of the Ocean (MOO) is celebrated annually every month of May by virtue of Pres. Proc. No. 57, issued in 1998.