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 type of Marine Protected Area proven to benefit our marine wildlife. In 2018, the Government ran a public consultation on a third round of MCZs, with 41 new sites put forward for consideration. Over 22,000 people supported our campaign, calling for all these to be designated.
With the help of our campaign and the thousands of supporters which called for better protection of our seas, all 41 proposed Marine Conservation Zones were designated by the UK Government in 2019.
This network of MCZs in UK waters will go a long way in helping to protect and conserve our wonderful marine environment and the diverse array of plants and animals which live there.
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