A growing body of scientific evidence has demonstrated what Greenpeace have been saying for a long time: "that the establishment of large-scale networks of marine reserves, urgently needed to protect marine species and their habitats, could be key to reversing global fisheries decline." Greenpeace have proposed a global network of marine reserves covering 40% of the world's oceans.
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In May 2011, the designer store Selfridges of London Oxford Street developed Project Ocean to help conserve marine habitats. This project works hand in hand with Marine Conservation Society and Zoological Society London (ZSL) and is currently focusing on challenging the world to think differently about sharks.
Selfridges Beauty Department has become 100% free of all shark byproducts, an initiative of their Save Our Sharks campaign, helping to generate awareness for the plight of our oceans and the creatures that depend on it.
Sea Urchins is a children's marine magazine that inspires the next generation to love the world's ocean habitats. With regular features and news updates, Sea Urchins will open your eyes to the things we take for granted, actions we need to start taking and things we need to change in order to better conserve our planet.
Global Ocean have supported Sea Urchins magazine from it's conception and proudly sponsored Issue 4, which focused on how plastic pollution impacts seahorses.
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Europe is a significant global shark fishing power with three EU Member States among the world's top twenty shark fishing nations. Between 2000 and 2012 EU vessels accounted for just over 40% of all reported global shark landings, with 88% of that catch taken from Atlantic waters, yet there are no EU or international limits on the catch or trade of many species.
Sign this petition to add your voice to call on national governments, the European Commission and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (high seas regulators) to acknowledge that management is urgently required for all commercially exploited elasmobranch species and to implement and enforce science-based catch limits without delay.
We are a not-for-profit organisation who focus primarily on delivering free education on marine conservation issues, such as plastic pollution, across the world.
Your donation will go towards training volunteers and producing and printing resources to ensure that our workshops, presentations and events remain free.
Thank you in advance for your help and for helping to raise awareness on #PlasticPoison
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