Marine Conservation Society
UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society works to ensure our oceans are healthy, protected, and pollution free. Nearly ten years of campaigning resulted in the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, requiring Scottish Ministers to protect and enhance the health of Scotland’s seas, establish well-managed Marine Protected Areas, and creates a marine plan that includes ecosystem objectives. The charity has had many successes since its founding in 1983, including persuading the UK government to put a charge on single-use bags in 2013.
Overfishing and littering is putting extreme pressure on our seas. UK seas holds over 15,000 marine species, including dolphins, sharks, whales, and seahorses. A lack of proper protection and overexploitation has caused significant damage to this environment, putting marine wildlife at serious risk, as well as the industries and jobs that rely on the seas.
For more information, please visit: https://www.mcsuk.org/