Jacqueline Fernandez: We need to educate people on marine conservation
Jacqueline Fernandez talks about her association with the cause of marine conversation.bollywood Updated: Mar 29, 2017 18:40 IST
Jacqueline Fernandez will now be associating herself with the cause of marine conservation. She plans to lend support to the environmental cause in order to save marine life.
“Jacqueline is someone who loves the sea and visiting beaches. She will now be spreading awareness to save the flora and fauna in India,” says a source. The Dishoom (2016) actor has also joined hands with an NGO for the cause.
Jacqueline says, “Around the world, marine ecosystems are being threatened and destroyed by human activities. Take a stroll along any beach or a ride on a ferry, you will get an idea of how much litter is floating around in the form of plastic bottles, fish boxes, light bulbs, scraps of fishing net or timber.”
She adds that the scene is the same the world over, and the seas are full of garbage. “I’ve witnessed this many times on the ferry to Alibaug or Madh Island, and it’s a disheartening sight. We need to educate people and spread awareness on marine conservation,” she says.
Elaborating on the basic measures one should take to save marine life, Jacqueline explains, “We can start with the smallest of steps to contribute towards marine conservation, like restricting or reducing our use of plastic products. Plastic ends up as ocean debris, contributing to habitat destruction and killing thousands of marine animals each year. We can also help by not littering beaches and waterways, and disposing off waste in an environmentally safe way, and reusing and recycling whenever possible.”
Jacqueline Fernandez will next be seen in Reload, co-starring Sidharth Malhotra, Judwaa 2 along with Varun Dhawan and Drive.
First Published: Mar 22, 2017 19:27 IST