Who we are ...
We believe too much is being taken out and too much is being put into our seas. Our scientists, campaigners, volunteers, advocates, data experts, fundraisers, divers and researchers are all passionate about creating a sustainable future for our seas.
The Marine Conservation Society has an impressive past and an exciting future. Explore this section of our website to learn more about us.
Our vision and mission
Learn about our vision for the future of our seas and how we will achieve it.
Our campaigns to protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife have achieved so much (but there’s so much more to do).
Our ocean ambassadors
We’re delighted to have the support of some great people
who help further our work and champion what we do. Ocean Ambassadors are passionate about our marine environment and want to help make it a better place.
We form partnerships with lots of businesses and organisations,
many of which find that a partnership with us motivates and inspires their customers, employees and clients.
Our people are at the heart of all that we do. Their skills and committment to our work is making a real difference to the well-being of our seas and coastline.
We grew from the hard work and forward-thinking of a great number of people,
many of whom still actively support us today.
More information and campaigns to get behind…
The Annual Review describes some of the key activities
and outcomes of the Marine Conservation Society’s work during the year.
Did you know?…
MCS started in 1983 in a garden shed in Herefordshire
MCS launched its Sea Champion volunteer programme in 2012 thanks to funding from M&S
Over 15,000 marine species are found in UK seas
Stop the plastic tide
Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.Find out more