Thank you for taking action to Save our Ocean Giants. 

This petition is now closed. 

We have handed over 10,000 signatures to George Eustice MP from people who have taken action to protect whales, dolphins, sharks and porpoises around England and Wales.

Save Our Ocean Giants

The whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks that live around our coast are some of the UK’s most spectacular - and at risk - wildlife. But currently there is just a single protected area for our ocean giants in English and Welsh seas.

It’s time to change this.

We are campaigning for 17 protected areas around England and Wales - our ‘megafauna hotspots’ - for whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. You can read our report here.

This petition is now closed. Thank you for your support. 


The areas at sea we want to protect

map of conservation areas
  1. Farnes East, Coquet to St Marys
  2. Mid St George’s Channel
  3. Bideford North to Foreland Point
  4. East of Celtic Deep
  5. Celtic Deep
  6. South of Celtic Deep
  7. Western Channel
  8. Manacles
  9. Lizard, Western channel
  10. Lyme Bay
  11. North and west coasts of Anglesey
  12. Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau
  13. Cardigan Bay
  14. Pembrokeshire Marine
  15. North of Celtic Deep
  16. Eastern coastline from Norfolk up, including Silver Pit
  17. Dogger Bank

This campaign covers English and Welsh seas. For information on what is happening elsewhere around the UK, go to

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