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.
December is finally here, we are taking time to step back and reflect on the rather bumpy year that has unfolded. These times have proved challenging time for many… People, businesses and charities alike. Yet amongst these difficult times, it is clear that there has never been a more vital time to take action for…Read More
53 millions masks are sent to waste each day in the UK. The question is, how many end up elsewhere? A clean up appeal undertaken by MCS found 1/3 of beaches littered by face masks and gloves… So what happens when masks don’t make it to the bin? Face-masks are made up of a cotton…Read More
Illegal net fishers face fines for several charges within nursery area of Southampton waters. Rules and regulations exist within the industry of fishing to protect fish stocks, manage environmental degradation and ensure a stable food supply remains for future generations. Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) encourage and enforce compliance with local policies around…Read More
International concern of a stranded oil tanker has grown after months of talk about the risk of spilling. The Venezuelan oil tanker FSO Nabarima has caused an uprise of environmentalists, activists and those concerned for the marine environment. A social media campaign set out by the non-profit organisation Fishermen and Friends of the sea urged…Read More
One step ahead in protecting the ocean and marine life. Thursday 1 October 2020 saw the ban of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds. This new enforcement aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste reaching, and thus harming the marine environment. Why is this a big step? Approximately 5,000 items of marine plastic…Read More
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