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MARINElife launch crowdfunding campaign for bottlenose dolphins and Balearic shearwaters (22.06.15)
MARINElife's first crowdfunder aims to raise £6,000 for a project to survey the entire south west coastline between Portland Bill in Dorset and Ilfracombe in north Devon for Bottlenose dolphins and the globally endangered Balearic Shearwater.
Get all the details and watch the video on our crowd-funding page www.crowdfunder.co.uk/marinelife
MARINElife is offering opportunities for qualified ESAS surveyors to volunteer in a one-day, small-boat survey of the South West (Western English Channel and into Bristol Channel) On 18th August 2015. Interested? Read more...
Right now the European Union laws which help protect the Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and many important seabird sites are under review and at risk of being weakened. Your help is needed...read more...
The Northern Experience Pelagic Trip Programme, in association with the Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club, will once more be running North Sea trips, with the chance to the sea birds and cetaceans of the region. Royal Quays pelagics are limited to a maximum of 12 participants, so if you’re interested, book your places soon as spaces are limited. Volunteers and supporters of MARINElife, as well as members of NTBC and DBC, get a discounted price. Read more ...
“MARINElife has an incredibly important role to play in the protection of
our invaluable coast and seas. The work that their dedicated and
enthusiastic volunteers do to collect information on the distribution of
both cetaceans and sea birds helps managers and policy makers make
important and informed decisions about marine management and conservation.
Their work also helps to raise awareness of an aspect of our seas that few
people appreciate - we have a fantastic selection of whales, dolphins and
sea birds in our waters that some people might assume you have to travel
abroad to see! Through this understanding and appreciation of our thriving
coastal waters comes a desire to protect and conserve our local coastal
environment. This is vital as we face a time where our seas are facing
continued pressure from fisheries, climate change and other man made
It is for these reasons that I am thrilled to become the patron for
MARINElife and continue to raise awareness about their fantastic work and
our stunning seas!”