Unfortunately, we can’t protect every species or habitat from every threat that they face. Just as threats compound and multiply each other, lessening or removing one threat can make a dramatic difference for the survival of a species.
Managing the multitude of threats that face our marine ecosystems is a complicated task. However, ecosystems are resilient and have a natural capacity to respond to challenges. By reducing one or more of our impacts on the ocean, we may avoid pushing an ecosystem or species beyond their ability to recover.
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