Help bring our seas back to life

Our seas need your help.

Overfished, choked with plastic and at risk from the effects of climate change, our marine wildlife has never been under greater pressure than it is today. But there is a way to bring our seas back to life.

Marine Conservation Zones, or MCZs, are a kind of protected area at sea that are proven to benefit our marine wildlife. 50 MCZs have so far been designated in the seas around England, but this isn’t enough; huge gaps remain, leaving many rare and vulnerable species and habitats unprotected. 

We, along with the Government’s own Scientists, believe we need more MCZs – and we need YOUR help to make sure the Government listens.

This Summer, the Government will be running a public consultation on a third tranche (round) of MCZs. Once it goes live, we need as many of you as possible to add your voice in support of MCZs as we know that the level of public support really does make a difference to the Government’s final decision. 

In order to hear when the consultation goes live and for help on how to reply, become a Friend of MCZs today. You’ll be joining thousands of others who receive our monthly newsletter and are ready to take action for our marine wildlife this summer. 

Become a Friend of MCZs and:

  • Get an exclusive monthly newsletter packed with marine conservation news from around the world, exciting wildlife sightings and updates on our campaign for more Marine Conservation Zones.
  • Get an email when the Government’s consultation goes live with tips on exactly how to make your voice heard in support of MCZs. 

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Take action now

Help us get a network of protected areas in English seas – places where wildlife and habitats are safe and where fish stocks can recover. Become a Friend of Marine Conservation Zones.

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