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The UK charity that cares for our seas, shores and wildlife

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.

Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm. We need to establish vital marine protected areas where wildlife can recover and flourish.

Levels of beach litter have doubled over the last decade. MCS works to clear our seas of the rising tide of rubbish that is so dangerous to sea life, including seabirds, whales and dolphins. 

"The Society has a record of sustained achievement and deserves the wholehearted, passionate support of everyone who cares about our marine environment. Our special bond with our coastline and the sea, developed and nurtured over many generations, deserves nothing less."
HRH The Prince of Wales (MCS President)

71% of Europe's fish stocks are overfished or depleted. Once common fish such as skate and cod are now rare in many areas. MCS works to reduce the overfishing which is devastating the life in our seas, and promotes sustainable seafood alternatives.

Our work ensures that the sea's rich wildlife can be restored, fish stocks grow more plentiful, and our beaches and seawater become cleaner.

We depend entirely on the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters to continue to care for our seas, shores and wildlife.

 
Please support MCS today and help us to Save our Seas. You can donate, join as a member, volunteer a little of your time, or simply find out more by signing up to our regular enewsletter on the right.

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