Are you a Blue Planet Champion?
We’re proud to be supporting the Marine Conservation Society UK (MCSUK) in their call for a #BluePlanetChampion to help protect our world’s oceans.
Over the last few months, the documentary series ‘Blue Planet 2,’ has been captivating audiences across the country with it’s stunning underwater imagery and storytelling. It’s brought home the beauty, complexity and importance of our vast global ocean to over ten million viewers.
But the series has also brought attention to the serious threats that our marine life, their habitats, and our planet are facing. Human actions are having a profoundly negative impact on our oceans and the life within them. And damage to our waters presents a threat to us all. We must act now to tackle pollution and protect our blue planet.
We must act now to save our oceans
Together with over 30 other nature and environmental groups, we’re backing the MCSUK’s call for the UK’s governments to become Blue Planet Champions.
We’ve co-signed an open letter calling on our politicians to take action now. This appeared as a full page advertisement in the Telegraph.
We want the UK to drive for proper protection of our marine life through lobbying for at least 30 percent of the global ocean to become protected sanctuary. And we want our country to take a global lead on tackling ocean pollution, including the urgent problem of plastic waste.
We’ve also joined the call on social media, tweeting on the #BluePlanetChampion hashtag to raise awareness of the cause. Get in on the action with us on Twitter with your own #BluePlanetChampion message.
As an animal welfare charity, we’re well aware of the devastating consequences that ocean litter and pollution can have on wildlife.
Animals like Frisbie the seal, who was rescued in a terrible condition with plastic embedded into her neck. Or seabirds that swallow or get entangled in old bits of plastic rubbish – some of whom die from the trauma – that are regularly brought into our wildlife centres.
We’ll continue to rescue and rehabilitate animals who have become sick, injured or trapped as a result of ocean pollution and litter. But we must also call for the tides to be turned on the current human actions which are severely harming our marine environment.