Campaigns

Our wildlife is suffering, our fish stocks are dwindling and our seas and shores are being polluted. Together, we can stick up for our precious seas. There are lots of ways you can get involved, locally and nationally, and we have the tools to help you make a difference in your community and beyond. With human activity having such a detrimental effect on the state of our marine environment we are at a pivotal point in how the future will pan out. Campaign with us, join together with others to be the voice for our seas. Collectively, we’re a force that people in power can’t ignore. Campaigning with the Marine Conservation Society allows you to join together with others to be the voice for our seas. Collectively, we’re a force that people in power can’t ignore. There are lots of ways you can get involved, locally and nationally, and we have the tools to help you make a difference in your community and beyond.

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Save the laws

Save the laws that protect our sealife by supporting our ‘Brexit campaign’.


Basking Shark
© Saeed Rashid

Save our sharks

Sharks have been around for millions of years, but today they are in serious decline.


Ocean Recovery

Help us ensure Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK.


Deposit Return System
#wildbottlesighting

Reducing plastic bottles on our beaches
could be a benefit of a deposit return system.
Our surveys show plastic drinks bottles are frequently among the top four litter items found on UK beaches.


Microplastics

Microplastics can be ingested by everything from zooplankton which make up the base of the food chain in the oceans, all the way up to seabirds, fish and turtles.


Wetwipes Monster
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Unflushables - Wet Wipes Turn Nasty

When flushed, wipes don’t disintegrate like toilet paper and they typically contain plastics. This means once they reach the sea, they stick around for a very long time.


More information and campaigns to get behind…


30 Threatened Species
In our 30th anniversary year, we highlighted 30 amazing marine species that live in, or visit the seas around, the UK. Some of these will be familiar and some won’t, but they’re all on the IUCN ‘Red List’ of Threatened Species.

Find out more

Don’t let go

Balloons sold as ‘degradable’ are known to last a number of months, even years, and pose a choking threat to wildlife at sea, and on land.

Learn more

Did you know?…

Every year, over 1 million people take part in our campaigns and projects

Help protect marine wildlife

We need to secure £50,000 for the next two years to make the case for new Marine Protected Areas and survey existing sites to prove just how effective they are. Your support is vital in helping us make this happen.

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