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Marine and coastal

Safeguarding sealife

The UK's coasts and seas are home to a huge diversity of wildlife that is vital for human livelihoods and wellbeing. More...

Safeguarding sealife

Why seas and coasts matter

The sea around our coast provides us with a unique environment that if kept in good condition can benefit our health and well-being. More...

Why seas and coasts matter

The laws that protect our sealife

Laws provide a strong foundation and security for the protection of our marine wildlife. More...

The laws that protect our sealife

Protecting Seabirds and Marine Wildlife in the UK

Legislation has resulted protection for a number of marine areas across the UK. More...

Protecting Seabirds and Marine Wildlife in the UK

Saving seabirds globally

Seabirds spend much of their lives travelling vast distances across the oceans, crossing many international boundaries. Their protection cannot therefore be tackled effectively by single nations alone - global solutions are needed. More...

Saving seabirds globally

Oil spills and pollution

Most pollution enters the sea via rivers from land-based sources such as factories. Oil pollution also comes from offshore oil and gas platforms and from ships. We work to reduce risks to seabirds from pollution, especially oil spills. More...

Oil spills and pollution

Offshore renewables

The UK's seas offer an abundant source of energy in the form of wind, waves and tidal flows. Harnessing this power could make an important contribution to combatting the effects of climate change. More...

Offshore renewables

Fisheries

The fortunes of today's seabirds are tied up with fisheries more than any other human activity and fishing has been identified as the most widespread agent of change in global marine biodiversity. More...

Fisheries

Marine campaigning

We have been campaigning for over a decade for marine legislation and to have Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for seabirds. More...

Marine campaigning

Recreation

Getting out on to, or into, the water is a great way to see wildlife and improve your health and wellbeing, but it must be done with respect to the environment. More...

Recreation

How you can help

Our precious seas are dying from neglect. Getting the legislation is just the first stage in delivering better protection for marine wildlife and seabirds. Your support today will help safeguard our sea life.

Safeguard our sea life campaign

How you can help

Help us save the albatross

Find out more about our campaign