Earlier this year Javier Bardem, an Antarctic Ambassador with Greenpeace, dived in a two-person submarine to the seabed of the Antarctic Ocean. On July 10, he met Environment Secretary Michael Gove and joined a panel discussion at Greenpeace’s immersive Antarctic 360° geo-dome to discuss the global campaign to create a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic […]

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From: Toby Roxburgh, WWF. WWF ‘One of the biggest challenges in establishing effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is ensuring that sustainable, long-term funding is available. In the context of limited government budgets, this means new funding sources, and where investment is needed, finance. WWF has been working with Vivid Economics and Environmental Finance to […]

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By: Clare Fischer  MCS Date posted: 7 February 2018 Two divers have discovered the aftermath of dredging on a recent dive near Insh island in the Firth of Lorn. The pair returned with camera equipment to film the damage along with environmental group Open Seas. When similar damage was found last year to Loch Carron’s flameshell beds, […]

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After years of campaigning by WDC and others, the Scottish government announced today that it is considering the creation of four new marine protected areas (MPAs) around its coastline, which will now go out for public consultation.  WDC first proposed the three sites that include Risso’s dolphins and minke whales back in 2011. Thanks to the help of our […]

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