In connection with the opening of the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP 15) in Montreal, Canada, the organization specializing in issues of education, science and culture, specified in a statement that it is working to better understand the impact of climate change. Taking a “world snapshot” for To intensify further conservation efforts on marine ecosystems.
Quoting the study, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay warned, gathering more evidence and sharing that knowledge quickly and openly has never been more important to address the existential crisis humanity is facing. Is.
Faced with the challenge presented by the analysis, according to Azoulay, the multilateral body mobilizes its broad network of allies in natural maritime sites under protection.
Work began in September in 25 World Heritage marine sites for the pilot phase, with areas in Germany, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark and the Netherlands already sampled, with more in Bangladesh, Belize, the United Kingdom in the coming months I will continue Other countries include the United States, France, Mauritania, Mexico, Panama, Sudan, and Yemen.
The increase in ocean temperature due to climate change threatens protected species and forces them to seek cooler areas, hence the need to assess the current scenario and plan for the future.
DNA techniques are important in studies because of their scope, effectiveness, and non-invasive nature.
“Once collected, the samples are analyzed in a laboratory by scientists, based on a common methodology established by UNESCO, under the supervision of a high-level expert advisory board,” the organization stressed.
Likewise, they appreciated that as part of Open Science, all results obtained would be shared with the public through the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS).