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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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Plastic pollution is threatening marine life © Brent Stirton/Getty Images/WWF-UK Coastal Kenya Programme

Bringing the plastic pollution war closer to home in Kenya

Global nations have come to realise that plastic pollution is choking our oceans, causing irreversible damage to marine biodiversity and ecosystem health. We’re bringing the plastic pollution war closer to home in Kenya. It’s time for everyone to connect the dots and start bending the curve – reversing the decline in wildlife. This cannot wait […]

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Sian Sykes on her plastic free circumnavigation of Wales expedition © Chris Davies, Eastwood Media Wales

3 ffordd mae Cymru yn taclo llygredd plastig

Mae pawb yn siarad am blastig y dyddiau hyn. Er bod ni mor lwcus bod arfordir anhygoel ar ein stepen drws, nid yw Cymru’n gallu dianc y gwastraff sy’n llifo mewn â’r llanw. Gwellt yfed, poteli, cwpanau coffi, weips, brwshys dannedd…mae plastig untro yn symbol amlwg o’n cymdeithas ‘taflu-i-ffwrdd’ a’r niwed mae’n gwneud i’n byd. […]

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Turtle eating plastic bag ©Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo

Marine turtles and plastics

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous manmade compounds on earth. Since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s to 2015, humans have created more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics. Alarmingly, more than half of that plastic was produced in the last 13 years. Unless something drastic is done, […]

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Nudibranch on kelp leaf © Wild Wonders of Europe / Magnus Lundgren / WWF

Top 10 spectacular finds in Wales’ seas

Wales’ unique coastal environment and seas attracts a wealth of creatures. From vibrant corals to sparkling slugs and seahorses, our seas are far more tropical than we think! Every single sea creature on this list needs a healthy marine environment to thrive. Around 75% of Wales’ coastline and over 35% of our seas are Marine […]

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Satellite tagged turtle © Mike Olendo/WWF World Sea Turtle Day

It’s marine turtle nesting season and this year we’re satellite tagging!

Happy World Sea Turtle Day! Each year on 16 June we turn our attention to the amazing world of marine turtles. In Kenya, World Sea Turtle Day coincides with the peak nesting season and this year there are some exciting technological developments in our conservation efforts. Five species of marine turtles are known to visit Kenyan […]

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Vaquita

Fighting extinction: a last chance for vaquitas

Chris Johnson, Oceans Science Manager for WWF-Australia, is one of very few people to have seen vaquitas in the wild. Nicknamed ‘the panda of the sea’, the vaquita is the smallest and most endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 left. This Endangered Species Day, we’re putting the spotlight on this little porpoise, and calling […]

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