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5 top things you need to know about the Marine Conservation Zones consultation

Today marks the end of a six week period where plans have been set out by the UK Government for 41 areas of English waters to be protected for precious species and habitats, as so-called Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). WWF has been calling for these sites for many years and today we’ve responded to the Government’s consultation […]

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The Welsh National Marine Plan: a step towards resilient seas.

The arrival today of the first ever marine plan for Wales is a significant moment in the history of our maritime nation. Traditionally, the approach taken to marine management has been manage the needs of each sector (fishing, energy, tourism, energy) separately. The Welsh National Marine Plan is our attempt to move beyond this. Instead, […]

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Brexit and the 83%: What future for wider UK seas?

The below is a short version of a speech I’m giving on Brexit to today’s Coastal Futures conference, the leading annual UK conference on marine and coastal issues. You’ve heard a lot about the 48% and the 52% in the EU Referendum aftermath. I want to throw in another percentage: 83%. That’s the rough percentage […]

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How porpoises can benefit from quieter wind farm construction – New Report

I’m pleased to tell you about a new WWF report released today which shows how reducing the underwater noise that offshore wind farm construction produces could help harbour porpoises thrive in the North Sea (it’ll make great reading with the weekend papers). Securing the maximum possible deployment of renewable energy at minimal cost to biodiversity is a key priority for […]

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