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TikTok Creators Provide On-The-Ground Updates On Ocean Species And INC-4 Meetings

How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 05/01/2024

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How To Protect The Ocean

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Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of science communication and staying informed about environmental issues such as orcas and plastic treaty talks. He highlights the role of creators on platforms like TikTok in spreading awareness and delves into the significance of speaking up for the ocean and the environment.

Join Andrew as he explores current happenings and emphasizes the need for action to protect our oceans and planet.

TikTok Creators:

Aly (Orcas): https://www.tiktok.com/@themoth219

Karishma the Climate Girl: https://www.tiktok.com/@karishmaclimategirl

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Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram play a crucial role in science communication, particularly in raising awareness about ocean conservation and environmental issues. The episode transcript highlights the importance of creators like Ali and Karishma, who use these platforms to share valuable information and insights with their audiences.

Ali, a TikTok creator, provides day-to-day updates on orcas, including the endangered southern resident orca population. By sharing live videos and information about these animals, Ali not only educates her followers but also engages them in the conservation efforts for these species. This real-time information allows viewers to stay informed about the challenges and successes in marine conservation.

Similarly, Karishma, known as the "climate girl" on TikTok, sheds light on critical environmental issues, such as the UN Global Plastic Treaty discussions. Through her videos, she exposes the tactics of lobbyists and advocates for reducing single-use plastics. By documenting her experiences at events like INC4, Karishma provides a behind-the-scenes look at the negotiations and challenges faced in environmental policy-making.

These creators demonstrate how social media platforms can be powerful tools for science communication. By leveraging their platforms to share scientific information, engage with audiences, and advocate for conservation actions, they contribute to a broader understanding of ocean conservation and environmental sustainability. Their content not only educates but also inspires viewers to take action and become more involved in protecting the ocean and the planet.

Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of supporting and following science communicators on social media platforms to stay informed, inspired, and engaged in conservation efforts. Through these creators, individuals can access valuable information, learn about ongoing environmental issues, and contribute to the collective goal of protecting the ocean and the environment.

Content creators like Ali and Karishma are instrumental in providing real-time information and insights on critical environmental topics such as orcas and plastic pollution. Ali, a TikTok creator, actively shares her knowledge and experiences regarding orcas, particularly focusing on the endangered southern resident orca population. Through her content, she offers day-to-day updates on orcas, including sightings, behaviors, and conservation efforts. For instance, Ali documented the heartwarming story of a stranded orca calf and provided updates on its successful return to the open ocean, showcasing the importance of her real-time reporting in raising awareness and celebrating conservation victories.

Similarly, Karishma, known as the "climate girl" on TikTok, attended the fourth meeting of the UN Global Plastic Treaty (INC4) as a journalist. Through her videos, she shed light on the lobbying efforts by industries profiting from plastic production, highlighting the challenges faced in addressing plastic pollution. Karishma's coverage exposed the tactics used by lobbyists to derail discussions on reducing single-use plastics and emphasized the need for transparency and accountability in environmental negotiations.

These content creators serve as valuable sources of information, bridging the gap between scientific research and public awareness. By sharing their insights and observations on platforms like TikTok, they engage audiences in environmental issues and inspire action towards conservation. Their dedication to providing real-time updates and raising awareness on pressing environmental concerns like orcas and plastic pollution demonstrates the power of social media in driving positive change and fostering a more informed and engaged global community.

Engaging with and supporting creators like Ali and Karishma, as highlighted in the podcast episode, can have a significant impact on inspiring action and contributing to the protection of the ocean and the environment. These creators play a crucial role in science communication by providing valuable insights, information, and updates on important environmental issues such as orca conservation and plastic pollution.

By following and actively engaging with these creators on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, individuals can stay informed about current environmental challenges and conservation efforts. These creators offer a unique perspective and firsthand experiences that may not always be covered by traditional media outlets. For example, Ali's content on orcas in British Columbia sheds light on the daily lives and challenges faced by these endangered species, creating awareness and empathy among viewers.

Similarly, Karishma's coverage of the UN Global Plastic Treaty meeting at INC4 exposed the tactics used by lobbyists to derail discussions on reducing plastic pollution. By sharing these insights with her audience, Karishma not only educates but also empowers individuals to advocate for sustainable practices and policies that protect the environment.

Engaging with and supporting these creators goes beyond passive consumption of content; it can inspire action and drive positive change. By amplifying their messages, sharing their content, and participating in their calls to action, individuals can contribute to collective efforts to protect the ocean and the planet. These creators serve as catalysts for mobilizing a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about conservation and environmental stewardship.

Ultimately, by actively supporting and engaging with science communicators and environmental advocates like Ali and Karishma, individuals can play a vital role in raising awareness, fostering a sense of responsibility, and taking tangible steps towards protecting the ocean and the environment for future generations.