It is affecting both nature and man. The report says freshwater fish provide food for 200 million people and bread for 60 million – and we rely on the river’s ecosystem for water, sanitation and electricity.
Shelton told CNN, “It’s all about encouraging people to be more aware of the natural world around them, and once that relationship is established, their behavior, their Changing the way you behave, the way you connect with the life around you. “
South Africa’s rivers are in danger.
“I’m witnessing this massive deterioration of the freshwater ecosystem around us, and I’m really impressed with the opportunity to work on protecting some of these systems,” Shelton said.
He is involved in a number of freshwater conservation projects, such as the Cape Critical Rivers Project, which focuses on the conservation of endangered species, such as the Clean William Sandfish and Berydale Redfin, and outdoor learning projects aimed at youth. Connect to the river ecosystem.
But Shelton believes the images have the power to reach beyond borders and to warn of the global crisis of natural beauty and biodiversity.
“Through these images and the science that accompanies them, (I want) to open people’s minds to the beauty and delicacy of life beneath the surface of our rivers and our aquatic lands,” he says. ۔
“I hope that by connecting with these unseen worlds, people will be a little more lenient with them, and that people will be more concerned about our lives and our interactions with these natural things.” We’re going to have to think a little bit more about the ecosystem. ”