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18 Aug 2021

Freedom, heartbreak and the ancient forces of Montserrat

We're part of an exciting project on the island of Montserrat, working with local communities to help recover and manage turtle populations.

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18 Aug 2021

Climate smart fisheries: our new report

We’ve teamed up with WWF and RSPB to urge UK governments to futureproof our fisheries with a world-leading climate-smart strategy.

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13 Aug 2021

Governments must keep their promise to protect our ocean from drinks litter

We are calling for all-in Deposit Return Schemes to be urgently introduced by governments to protect our coast and stop rubbish polluting our seas.

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13 Aug 2021

Conservation starts at home: the UK's Blue Planet Fund

Today, the UK Government announced more than £16 million in UK aid to fund efforts to tackle climate change and poverty and protect the ocean in developing countries.

Conservation team, Montserrat. Peter Richardson.

9 Aug 2021

Turtle conservation work in Montserrat begins

The Marine Conservation Society's team of experts head to Montserrat to begin turtle conservation project on the island.

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29 Jul 2021

Government funding a "huge boost" for our people-powered work

Thanks to support from the government's £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund the Marine Conservation Society will be able to work with even more people.


29 Jul 2021

High-profile artists unite to fight plastic pollution

Artists from across the globe are using their creativity to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in a nationwide outdoor exhibition.

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27 Jul 2021

Why turning the tide on plastic matters to Kathryn

We asked Kathryn Robinson, one of our supporters who recently launched an ocean-friendly business, what ties her to the waves and drives her passion to protect our ocean.


26 Jul 2021

Is it more expensive to go plastic free?

Are people being encouraged to buy items wrapped in plastic by supermarkets - because they're cheaper than items that are loose? We're determined to find out.


22 Jul 2021

Big Seaweed Search Week: celebrating a seaside superstar

Seaweed is not only good for the planet but it's used in millions of everyday products. We're excited to celebrate this ocean hero with the launch of our first Big Seaweed Search Week.


20 Jul 2021

Spotted a jellyfish or marine turtle? We want to know!

Summer is peak jellyfish season and the best time to spot leatherback turtles. If you're lucky enough to see one of these exotic marine tourists, we want to hear all about it.

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19 Jul 2021

St Austell Brewery joins Great British Beach Clean

St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager brand, korev, has announced a new partnership with the Marine Conservation Society in time for the charity’s Great British Beach Clean.


15 Jul 2021

We're asking sailors at SailGP to help protect Plymouth's marine park

This weekend, the prestigious SailGP event coincides with the start of a Voluntary No Anchor Zone' in parts of the Plymouth Sound. We'll be there to raise awareness about the need to #saveourseagrass.


15 Jul 2021

Zoe Lyons is #BeachCleanReady are you?

Today we're launching our #BeachCleanReady campaign, which we hope will encourage as many people as possible to get involved in this year's Great British Beach Clean.

Sewage sludge being spread on field Pascvii

5 Jul 2021

Sewage sludge: why we must stop pollution at source

Treated sewage sludge containing harmful chemicals and microplastics is being spread over UK farmland. We need urgent action to ensure the health of the environment.

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1 Jul 2021

Final countdown to Scottish deposit return scheme begins

This morning, 1,085 cans and bottles were brought to the Scottish Parliament to mark the one-year countdown to the launch of Scotland's deposit return scheme.


28 Jun 2021

Criminality to the classroom: making the most of seized species

We recently received an intriguing request from the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit to see if we could make use of some of their exhibits.

Reef shark in Turks and Caicos

25 Jun 2021

Vital Caribbean shark population to be better protected

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be part of a new project funded by the UK Government which will be protecting shark populations in the Caribbean.


23 Jun 2021

Discovering Devon: Part II

Islay shares the second installment of her volunteering journey, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

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22 Jun 2021

Trustee Seth Richardson takes part in epic challenge

Marine Conservation Society trustee Seth Richardson is competing in the Three Peaks Yacht Race: one of the toughest multi-sport endurance races in the world.



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