Sea slug: – Image Credit: Trevor Rees
Marine Conservation Zones are slowly being established in UK inshore waters. The key word is slow and there is growing impatience that huge amounts of stakeholder time and money have been wasted.
I attended The Wildlife Trusts event in Parliament on Tuesday January 24th. Minister Richard Benyon MP was reminded that almost 250,000 signatures have been collected in support of stronger marine conservation.
The Wildlife Trusts are now campaigning hard to bring the UK up to standard. We have some of the richest marine wildlife in the world but are lagging behind the best international action.
Make your views heard and send your message to Government. The Wildlife Trusts make the case well:
You can help by explaining that you want our seas to be protected and how important it is that these 31 sites are only the first step. It’s always best to write a personal response to the Government, so please consider doing this using the suggestions in the form below. Responses to be sent to either: firstname.lastname@example.org or
c/o Post Room
17 Smith Square