marine conservation

Auction to raise funds for puffin and seabird conservation

  Atlantic puffins are under threat like never before. They can't find enough to eat. Overfishing of sandeels, their favoured prey, and changes in fish distribution...

China threatens the entire marine ecosystem

China has the largest fishing fleet in the world at around 300,000 vessels, employing nearly eight million people, and accounts for one-third of the...

Ocean bushmeat

Most of us have seen the pictures, some of the world's most endangered animals being sold in Africa as bushmeat. A similar situation can be...

View seafood differently using the hashtag #Wildlife4Sale

Over the coming weeks Blue Planet Society needs your help to highlight the availability of wild marine animals in supermarkets, fishmongers and fish markets...

At this rate the oceans will be empty before we know it

Over-exploitation of ocean animals is happening at such an alarming rate that it seems likely that we may lose some species before we can...

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...

WWF and krill: conservation gone wrong

The Wikipedia entry for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states that 'WWF is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment'. No surprises there...

Hard-hitting Blue Planet Society campaign merchandise

Blue Planet Society are pleased to announce the launch of our new line of hard-hitting campaign merchandise. Designed to raise funds for campaigning against specific...

Switch the fish, spread the problem

Supermarkets, led by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fish Fight and Sainsbury's Switch the Fish campaigns, have recently been encouraging us to eat lesser-known and so-called sustainable...

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...

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