“Less noise, more life”, WWF against submarine noise pollution

Federica Cimorelli

Every day, in the Arctic Ocean, many species are threatened by the consequences of human actions and struggle to survive.
Climate change has imposed numerous changes on the natural habitats of animals and is also threatening the balance of Arctic marine ecosystems. However, it is always thought that the main problem of this situation is only the melting of the glaciers, but there is much more to it than that.
That’s why WWF and the Canadian firm Linetest have launched “Less noise, more life”, a new animated campaign that explains more about the great dangers whales face in the Arctic sea and what lies behind the melting glaciers.

As sea ice retreats due to climate change, more and more areas of the Arctic Ocean are opening up to shipping, exacerbating an already dire situation. Between 2013 and 2019, shipping traffic in Arctic routes grew by 25% and the distance travelled by ships increased by 75%.
Glaciers, as well as being an essential environment for many animals and a place to find food and avoid danger, are important above all because they shape the underwater soundscape. Noise pollution only worsens an out-of-control situation.

Narrated by Canadian actress and activist Tantoo Cardinal, “Less noise, more life” tells a 200+ year story of the past, present and future and visualises the impact of underwater noise pollution on animal life.
WWF encourages everyone to act quickly, advance an important cause and raise awareness of the impact human progress has on animal life.

Find out more, watch the campaign and share it with everyone using the hashtag #LessNoiseMoreLife

Written by Federica Cimorelli
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