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Celebrating in Douala, Cameroon

Jeauberte Djamou has been a long-time supporter for Cameroonian youths to participate in the contest for Mundus maris Awards - and with success! This year again, she sensitised several school directors and their teachers and pupils about the importance of protecting the ocean.

Not only did some of them win prizes, but she also managed to rally support for an event in the coastal city of Douala sitting on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea.

Under the auspices of the Governor of the Litoral Province, represented for the occasion by one of his collaborators (in red jacket), Jeauberte (to his right) and the kids were all dressed nicely in logo T-shirts to celebrate World Oceans Day 2016.

As in countless other events on 8 June this year, the motto "Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet" was evoked throughout the day and was the thread running through the speeches and appeals for better stewardship for the ocean.

We can only applaud and hope that action gets stepped up to translate the judicious intentions into ground realities.