The mucilage, which started to be effective in the Dardanelles Strait as of March, started to move towards the Aegean Sea. Honey and Bee Products Specialist Ahmet Bağran Aksoy warned that wastes that cause mucilage formation and extinction of sea creatures can also harm bees and other living things.
The mucilage, which starts in the Marmara Sea, the largest water body of the Marmara Region, and descends to the Aegean Sea, is the end of our creatures living in the seas. Drawing attention to the causes of mucilage, Honey and Bee Products Specialist Ahmet Bağran Aksoy made important warnings by saying, "While technology develops, human beings continue to use all the resources of nature and with the wastes they produce, they harm nature, the creatures in nature and the ecological system."
Wastes that cause mucilage harm nature!
Sharing the 2018 data of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to draw attention to the wastes that trigger the formation of mucilage, Ahmet Bağran Aksoy said, “According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the total amount of hazardous waste in Turkey has been determined as 1 million 513 thousand 624 tons. Unfortunately, we have started to see the damage these wastes cause to nature every day. Hazardous wastes that lead to the formation of mucilage will cause ecological destruction, decrease in biodiversity and extinction of bees tomorrow.
If we don't protect the green, the bees will disappear!
Stating that it is our duty to act with the awareness of protecting nature and the living creatures in nature, Aksoy said, “The loss of habitat of living things also negatively affects the life of bees. If we cannot prevent waste generation and concretization, we may face big problems such as the extinction of bees. The continuity of the ecosystem cannot be ensured without bees. The existence of life on earth depends on the labor and survival of these tiny creatures. We must protect the lives of all living things, including bees, by protecting green spaces," he added.
We must strive to preserve biodiversity!
Finally, saying that we have to fulfill our responsibilities in order to protect nature, Aksoy said, 'A mobilization has been declared under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to get rid of mucilage formation as soon as possible. We hope that we will receive good news about the Marmara Sea as soon as possible and show the necessary dedication to protect nature and biological diversity.