marine conservation

RSPB risks all on climate-change policy

The RSPB have gone on record as saying they will not oppose windfarms, despite the fact that their primary concern should be the welfare...

The hidden dolphin massacre in EU waters

The killing of common dolphins by fishing vessels may be the world's biggest non-cull slaughter of a large mammal species. The death, injury and strandings...

Rock-stacking denies people the experience of wildness

In the far north west of the Scottish Highlands there is a primeval landscape. Assynt is made up of isolated mountains, standing like monoliths...

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

The extinction of sharks

We got over the demise of the dodo, the passenger pigeon and even the Chinese river dolphin, but will we ever get over the upcoming...

EU action on dolphin bycatch – update

Following a statement regarding dolphin bycatch issued by Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries on 25th February (see https://blueplanetsociety.org/2020/02/eu-takes-action-on-dolphin-bycatch/) we have...

What’s happening to the oceans’ phytoplankton?

Research suggests that the oceans’ phytoplankton are declining in abundance in many places. Global Biosphere September 1997 - August 1998 composite image showing the magnitude...

The most persecuted animals in the ocean?

Author William McKeever visits a shark tournament. Sharks are dragged for hours on a rod and reel. They are pulled behind speeding boats and tortured...

Join the fight to stop whaling

Blue Planet Society are urging Japan to cease whaling and rejoin the International Whaling Commission. We will be officially protesting the Rugby World Cup...

Saving sharks by targeting shark tournament sponsors

Blue Planet Society have been campaigning against shark tournaments for many years. Our first objective was to remove the funding that makes these events...

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