Could social enterprise hold the key to saving our oceans?

The Guardian
March 8, 2013

To quote WH Auden, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water”. He was also exactly right. Btween 50% and 85% of the world’s oxygen comes from the oceans, 50-80% of all life on Earth is found under the surface of the sea and over one billion people, often in the most deprived areas, depend on fish for their protein. Yet, very little is being done to protect and preserve the oceans. It is estimated that only 1% of the ocean are protected, compared with 12% of the land. However, some social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (those working within organisations) are looking at how they can use social innovations to fill this gap and solve some of the ocean’s many problems.

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