Ocean Conservation Trust Partnership
We’re delighted to be partnering with the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT), a charity and team of ‘Ocean Optimists’ who aim to protect our oceans and coastlines.
Their latest project, Blue Meadows, aims to protect the lost seagrass on UK coastlines, some of the most important habitats for a range of sea life.
In the UK, up to 500 hectares of seagrass beds are being lost annually, mainly due to human activity such as pollution, boats anchoring and destructive fishing activity.
We aim to support OCT’s goal of protecting 10% of all UK’s seagrass over the next 5 years – that’s the size of 700 football pitches!
Find out more about the Blue Meadows project in this video from OCT. You can also read more about the Blue Meadows project via their dedicated webpage:
Why is seagrass so important?
Seagrass meadows provide an ideal environment for biodiversity, housing up to 80,000 animals in a single hectare, including endangered animals such as sea horses. It also reduces the likelihood of the erosion of our coastlines and can be a vital carbon store for the future. Did you know seagrass can absorb carbon up to 35 times more efficiently than tropical rainforests? This wonder plant is hugely beneficial to sea life across the globe and it’s so important to protect it. Find out more about these amazing seagrass meadows in this handy infographic.
Find out how you can support The Ocean Conservation Trust below:
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