Colour for Marine Conservation

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 14 September 2016

ok Curious Creatures uncovers the world’s most visually fascinating underwater species, has partnered with us as part of our campaign for more and better managed Marine Protected Areas across the UK.

ok Curious Creatures uncovers the world’s most visually fascinating underwater species, has partnered with us as part of our campaign for more and better managed Marine Protected Areas across the UK. Millie said: “I live in the UK’s only coastal national park and feel incredibly lucky to have such beautiful beaches and amazing marine wildlife so close by. Here in the UK we have a very rich and diverse array of wildlife both in and around our seas and we must not take that for granted. With so many threats these days to our marine environment and its inhabitants I feel it’s important that we do whatever we can to protect these species and ensure the future health of our seas. The Marine Conservation Society’s campaign to create and manage more Marine Protected Areas in the UK means that more of our seas will have the protection needed for species to recover and thrive. This is a hugely important campaign and one that I wholeheartedly support. Ø In addition to signing the new petition, Millie is urging the public to colour and share her illustration of the hermit crab, a favourite of rock-pool enthusiasts, and commonly found in the shores and depths of the British coast, with the hashtag #helpthehermit. You can download this special illustration from today. Happy colouring! How to be part of é’colouring for conservation’ Sign - Add your name to the petition for Marine Protected Areas: www.mcsuk.org/colouring Colour - Download and colour Millie Marotta’s exclusive hermit crab illustration from @milliemarotta on Facebook Share - Post on social media using #helpthehermit. Tag the Marine Conservation Society on Twitter @mcsuk, or on Instragram at @MCS_UK, or send to Millie on her Facebook page @milliemarotta for the chance to have your colouring shared with her 20,000+ fans! Millie will also be using Facebook to share important facts about the campaign for Marine Protected Areas.

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