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A dolphin seen in Cardigan Bay - a great area for spotting them! © Byrion Smith/Flickr Creative Commons cop21

What is climate change doing to our brilliant seas and marine wildlife?






I’ve been fascinated by the sea since I was a child. I remember standing on the shore as an eight-year old, wondering what lay beneath the dark and stormy waters. Living in Wales for the last nine years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit many of the best areas for marine wildlife spotting, including the […]

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David Nussbaum © Press Association cop21

The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future






The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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Food Futures: from business as usual to business unusual






There is no more profound and worthwhile a challenge than attempting to answer the question: how will we feed another one billion people sustainably and healthily by 2025? And that’s what we’ve been trying to do at WRAP, as over the last ten months we’ve been working closely with the team at 3keel and a […]

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Every picture tells a story © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK gallery

Penguins and Polar Bears at the Living Planet Centre






Here at the Living Planet Centre we have enjoyed getting creative with The Big Draw and the theme ‘Every picture tells a story’. We wanted to create an inspirational and powerful reminder about the importance of caring for our amazing planet – focusing on the coldest places on Earth – the polar regions which are […]

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Loggerhead turtle, Funchal, Madeira

Oceans in crisis!






The new Living Blue Planet Report launched today – Wednesday 16 September – highlights that the population size of marine vertebrates has nearly halved since 1970. The overwhelming conclusion is that our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, damage to habitats, pollution and climate change are clearly impacting significantly on marine biodiversity. And populations of fish […]

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A fisherman in Kenya Size of Wales

Dredging in Kenya: an update on the campaign to save beautiful beaches and precious habitats






In my last blog I brought to your attention plans to remove millions of tonnes of sea sand and debris off the south coast of Kenya which poses great danger to fragile habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods. This blog is to update you on this issue – the struggle is still on and far from […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Ten surprising marine species living off our shores






You don’t need to travel to exotic lands to see spectacular marine life this summer… we have some amazing species right on our doorstep. The UK’s seas get a pretty hard time! They are seen by many as the dark and cold distant cousin of the warmer, turquoise seas promised in foreign lands. This couldn’t be further […]

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