Source: InKunming | 2021-06-08 | Editor:Christine
A staff member dives in the sea area of Wuzhizhou Island in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
Countries across the world will observe World Oceans Day on Tuesday. This year's theme, "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods," highlights the importance of oceans for the life and activities of the global community.
In China, this year's World Oceans Day will be marked with a focus on protecting marine biodiversity and raising public awareness on the harmonious coexistence between humankind and nature.
Volunteers release a sea turtle back to the sea in Lingshui County, south China's Hainan Province, Aug. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)
Aerial photo taken on May 1, 2021 shows fishing vessels berthed at Longxudao port during the annual summer fishing ban in Rongcheng City, east China's Shandong Province. (Photo by Li Xinjun/Xinhua)
In a three-year campaign launched in December 2018, for instance, China has restored 8,891 hectares of wetlands along the Bohai Sea, the country's semi-enclosed inland sea whose coast is of global importance for many migratory bird species.
In the same period, the country also finished the improvement of 132 km of coastline of the Bohai Sea. As of last year, up to 82.3 percent of the nearshore waters in the sea have been of good quality, according to environmental authorities.
A Bryde's whale forages in waters off Weizhou Island in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 15, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Jinhai)
Members in the documentary group take control of the drone after seeing the Bryde's whale in waters off Weizhou Island in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 13, 2021. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)
Staff members hang small coral fragments at a coral nursery of the Wuzhizhou Island scenic area in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
A diver cleans the fishing net that entangled coral at the marine ranching of the Wuzhizhou Island scenic area in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, March 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
A spotted seal is released into the sea in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, April 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2020 shows the sea view as seen from Dongbi Village at Sansha Town of Xiapu County in Ningde, southeast China's Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)
Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2021 shows an artificial beach resort at Dongjiang Port in the Binhai New Area of north China's Tianjin. (Xinhua/Li Ran)
A herd of wild Asian elephants have made a temporary stop along their migration in the outskirts of the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming.
ourselves, and it's what fulfills our lives. Only today's harmonious coexistence with nature offers hope
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