Royal Society of Wildlife Truts
written by Lisa Browning - Marine Development Manager
Save our Seas - Show your support for a Marine Bill now!
Please sign The Wildlife Trusts’ animated petition and forward it to all your friends and colleagues.
The UK’s sea life urgently needs your help. Our seas are home to a dazzling range of wildlife, from dolphins and sharks to colourful corals. But this fragile environment has been damaged by decades of use and abuse. Almost nowhere is safe - less than a thousandth of 1% of our sea area is fully protected from intensive fishing, dredging and all damaging activities.
In 2005 - after years of lobbying by The Wildlife Trusts and partners - the UK Government finally promised a Marine Bill to provide better protection for our seas and sea life. But we’re still waiting for it. In July 2007, Prime Minister Gordon Brown failed to include the Marine Bill in his list of priorities for the coming year.
Now we want the Government to renew their commitment to our seas by including the Marine Bill in the Queen’s Speech in November. We have until October to make our case. We mustn’t let the Marine Bill drift away. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to save our seas.
To see Bernard the Gurnard, please visit www.wildlifetrusts.org and click on the ‘The Petition Fish‘.
Make Bernard’s day - tell the Government you want a Marine Bill now!
Please pass this on.
Editorial Comment: The SCCT thoroughly support the effort for the introduction of this Marine Bill - Monty Halls (Senior), SCCT Secretary - 31st Aug 2007