As a new charity we want to maximise communication and awareness between all marine conservation projects taking place in the UK. Here are some campaigns from other great non-profits you should check out. Make sure to register here to see ours launch too!
Sharks keep marine life in balance and indicate healthy ecosystems. Half of the 40 species of sharks that visit the UK are under threat and an estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year worldwide. MCS are campaigning for better protection of sharks through supporting the establishment of 41 new Marine conservation zones (MCZ’s) around the UK.
BLUE recognise that national parks are important to 90% of people; with 30,000km of rich coastal water there is plenty of opportunity to bring a wealth or benefits to deprived coastal communities. In January 2020 Plymouth launched as the UK’s first marine park, entering a two-year development phase where stakeholders will help shape the future of the marine park.
Tackling plastic pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing, this campaign drives to protect the rich wildlife that is under threat or needs our help. Hampshire Wildlife Trust are taking action on plastic and litter, surveying local wildlife and have been supporting the establishment of marine conservation zones since it began in 2009.
Over 12m tonnes of plastic enter the marine environment every year. With businesses set to churn out more plastic, it is becoming harder than ever to avoid. Friends of the Earth are working on a law to phase out single use plastics now. You can help by signing their petition here
Shark finning is the highly unsustainable and wasteful practise of removing fins from sharks and discarding the carcass back into the water. Shark trust is changing this by pushing for sustainably managed fisheries aligned with responsible trade and consumption
Join a powerful movement tackling single-use plastics and campaigning to prevent plastic pollution at the source. City to Sea believe we can all make a difference by connecting our actions to the sea
640,000 of fishing gear is lost and discarded at sea every year, these ‘ghost nets’ contribute to the second largest source of marine debris in the UK. Sea Shepard launched its ghost net campaign in 2018 focusing on UK waters and this year it is going global.
Experiencing the ocean is not always possible for all. As part of Ocean Conservation Trusts mission to connect people to the sea, a scheme has launched to enable everyone to dive in (virtually) and immerse themselves in the deep blue. By bringing the marine world to cities, hospitals and nursing homes, the scheme deepens people’s sense of connection with the marvellous marine world.
Space scientists have warned that 2020 Artic ice has shrunk 958,000 square miles below 1981-2010 average. The Arctic The Artic region reaches the most northern part of our planet. Home to huge stretches of cold tundra, temperatures oscillate between a numbing -43°C – +13°C. The boundary stretches south to encompass parts of Alaska, Canada, Finland,…Read More
Have you ever wondered how you can positively impact the ocean? Beaches swamped with plastic and news of serious oil spills can leave us all questioning what we can do. It is time to be empowered and know that there are ways to help, even from the comfort of our homes! Reflecting on the way…Read More
The Isle of Wight and surrounding areas heard multiple reports of dolphins last week. Locals enjoyed watching the friendly pod, swimming playfully near the Needles, a stunning and iconic landmark. Dolphin sightings Britain’s waters have seen around 30 different species of whales and dolphins. From the heartwarming harbour porpoise to outstanding orcas. Some species of cetacean…Read More