Only 56 companies are responsible for more than half of pollution globally

only 56 companies are responsible for more than half of pollution globally

Trash Hero have recently highlighted that new, peer-reviewed research shows a direct 1:1 correlation between increasing plastic production from FMCG companies and plastic pollution in the environment. Further, only 56 companies are responsible for more than half of pollution globally – with Coca Cola alone taking 11% of the share. These companies, along with other plastics industry lobbyists are at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee which took place from 23 -29th April in Ottawa, Canada. The aim was to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. Click HERE to read more.

Dominican Republic announced they were extending marine protections to 30% of their waters

Dominican Republic announced they were extending marine protections to 30% of their waters

Did you hear the good news that’s surging through the Caribbean currents? Last week, the Dominican Republic announced they were extending marine protections to 30% of their waters! In the expanded Marine Mammal Sanctuary of Silver and Navidad Banks and new Marine Sanctuary Orlando Jorge Mera, several migratory, endangered, and vital species now have the protections they need to thrive- including the humpback whale, whose mating and calving grounds lie within the newly secured region. An expedition supported by Mission Blue concentrated on Silver Bank, undertaken by Yachts for Science on a Bering Yachts vessel. The historical designation has been supported by an announcement film developed by acclaimed ocean storytellers, SeaLegacy.

The team at PlasticFree are championing Attitude

Plastic-free mineral sunscreens known as Sunly

As we welcome sunnier days our thoughts should also be turning to SPF and daily application against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The team at PlasticFree are championing Attitude, the Canadian beauty brand which has launched a range of plastic-free mineral sunscreens known as Sunly. This line of sun care products are made with non-nano zinc oxide, which creates a reflective barrier on the skin and is considered to be the safest mineral filter by experts. Shop the range HERE.

The Oceans Without Borders Benguerra Island team came to the rescue of the local house reef

the Oceans Without Borders Benguerra Island team

In April, the Oceans Without Borders Benguerra Island team came to the rescue of the local house reef. In mid-March, tropical cyclone Filipo made landfall in Mozambique, bringing torrential rainfall, sustained winds of up to 116 km/h and heavy storm-surge. As a result, substantial amounts of debris, including tree trunks, branches and roots, were washed onto the Benguerra Island House Reef, smothering and damaging the coral. Their team spent a week diving and clearing these multiple deposits from the reef, before moving all this flotsam out of the water to a beach collection point for removal.

Worldrise is carrying on the project “Comunica(c)tion”

Worldrise is carrying on the project “Comunica(c)tion"

Worldrise is carrying on the project “Comunica(c)tion”, an empowering journey dedicated to environmental protection associations that are part of the 30×30 Italy alliance created by the NGO. Through 7 online modules, participants are guided through a strengthening path focused on collaborative leadership and communication techniques to contribute to protecting at least 30% of Italian seas by 2030. In the coming months, on Worldrise’s social channels, it will be possible to learn more about the project’s outcomes.

Save the Med Foundation are proud to present their Annual Report for 2023

Save the Med Foundation are proud to present their Annual Report for 2023

Save the Med Foundation are proud to present their Annual Report for 2023. Celebrating another amazing year of seeing the foundation grow, projects expand and more community involvement than ever. They have shaken things up a bit with this new presentation which provides a more dynamic version, giving readers a deeper insight into the many facets that come together to create the movement towards the marine regeneration of the Mediterranean Basin. To view their interactive report, click HERE.

The UKSA team had an amazing time at the Palma International Boat Show

The UKSA team had an amazing time at the Palma International Boat Show

The UKSA team had an amazing time at the Palma International Boat Show which took place from the 25th to 28th April, a time when the international nautical sector gather in Palma’s Moll Vell to present the latest industry innovations. The team caught up with some of the UKSA graduates, who are now out in the industry, for career and progression planning sessions. With many years of collective experience across all maritime sectors, the UKSA team live and breathe the industry – giving you the inside edge when training at UKSA. They guide and support applicants both during your time training with us and throughout your career in the maritime industry. You can find out more about UKSA’s careers courses HERE.

The Final Straw Foundation are recruiting!

The Final Straw Foundation are recruiting!

The Final Straw Foundation are recruiting! The team are looking for a Community & Volunteering Officer, a full time role, based in Emsworth. Are you creative, confident, practical, and a passionate advocate for protecting, enjoying, and conserving our environment and oceans? If that’s you, then you have until Friday 10th of May to apply. You will act as the main point of contact for community activities and drive all community engagement, ensuring that the core team and volunteers are fully updated with ongoing events and opportunities. For more information click HERE.

This weekend The Scottish Costal Clean Up joined sustainably.spectrum

This weekend The Scottish Costal Clean Up joined @sustainably.spectrum, learning how to best deal with a stranding situation

This weekend The Scottish Costal Clean Up joined @sustainably.spectrum to attend the@bdmr_uk training at Rosemarkie Beach, on a mission to upskill and become qualified Marine Mammal Medics. This was the practical side of the training and involved learning how to best deal with a stranding situation or take care of seal pups that might require some extra help. If you’d like to know more about and find out ways you can get involved please click HERE.

Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National Park seascape

Oceans Without Borders their increased collaborative monitoring of critical habitats and iconic species within Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National

It’s fair to say that for Oceans Without Borders their increased collaborative monitoring of critical habitats and iconic species within Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National Park seascape has got off to an exciting start. This endangered hawksbill turtle was a wonderful find in the mangroves at spring high tide on Santa Carolina Island in this protected region. While reef fish are known to go into the mangroves, the presence of these turtles is a clear indicator of the connectivity between the key habitats of seagrass beds, coral reefs and mangroves. Yet another proof point that oceans really do have no borders. Learn more HERE.