Tagged: Marine Conservation

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Microbeads to be banned, Daily Mail claims credit

Environmentalists have been celebrating the proposed ban on the sale of products containing microbeads from 2017, which was announced by DEFRA on 3rd September. The campaign to ban microbeads has been several years...

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Our Plastic Oceans

Cigarettes, food wrappers, plastic bottles and bags… these are the top 4 items found on our coastlines and waterways according to oceanconservancy.org. With the news of an 85% drop in plastic bag usage in...

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New Hope for the Vaquita

The vaquita, the world’s rarest marine mammal, with only an estimated 60 left in the wild, has been given a beacon of hope. The Mexican government has announced that from September, there will...

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What Lies Beneath: The Big Blue

‘What’s it like? The big blue?’ ‘Ummm, big and blue.’ ‘…I knew it!’ It’s one of many amusing lines that finds itself integrated within the script of that fantastic film that is ‘Finding...

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Glimmer of Hope for Scotland’s Seabirds?

Scottish Natural Heritage has today said that a successful 2014-2015 breeding season offers glimmers of hope for seabird species including common guillemot and Atlantic puffin. This announcement follows the publication of the Seabird...

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