Reasons To Be Cheerful #13

Big commitments at the United Nations Ocean Conference The Ocean Conference took place in New York at the beginning of June, a solid week of negotiations and partnerships for ocean conservation. It was a groundbreaking week of commitments, which led to the release of a strong call to action for the health of the oceans….

Step up for the sea in 2017

We all know that ‘New Year’s resolutions’ don’t always last, so why not step up for the sea and think of these as lifestyle changes for the oceans instead. They’re just ideas and you don’t have to adopt them all, but remember that all the little things add up. Tackle our plastic overload Say no…

So you want to create a Marine Protected Area?…

Why are we so keen to establish more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)?  MPAs help the ocean to withstand the impacts of climate change, which is raising its temperature and acidity, as well as helping it to recover from overfishing and marine pollution. A healthy ocean is ecologically really complex, with a huge range of species and lots of individuals. This makes…

Art Meets Oceans: Luke Jerram

A redundant fleet in the forest I came across this article recently which features a slightly different art installation, ‘Withdrawn’, made up of redundant fishing vessels placed in the forest near Bristol in South-West England. The artist, Luke Jerram, has created a way for the public to appreciate the current state of the oceans and fast-dwindling…

Plastic Soup

We’ve got too good at producing plastic and now it’s catching up with us. This is a great motion graphic video selected for the National Geographic Short Film Showcase showing us what plastic pollution is doing to us and the ocean. http://youtu.be/FjT8GG0ETQg Find out more about the project here: http://itsaplasticworld.com/