The Brighton Dolphin Project collaborates with marine conservation organisations of all sizes to create projects that improves awareness about local marine ecosystems and species.
Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading marine environment not-for-profit organisation. Their vision is for seas rich in marine wildlife, abundant & sustainable fish stocks, and pollution free beaches & bathing waters. Spanning a history of more than three decades, MCS educates and inspires people to change their habits, opinions and preconceptions to help preserve our oceans for generations to come.
Sussex Wildlife Trust
The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity that focuses on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life found in our towns, countryside and coasts. A core part of their work is Living Seas, where they are actively involved in safeguarding the future of UK’s seas through designation of Marine Conservation Zones, running citizen science projects, as well as responding to consultations on developments that may affect marine life.
The Living Coast (Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region)
The Living Coast is an organisation whose mission is to connect people and nature to inspire a positive future, today. They are a part of the Brighton & Lewes UNESCO World Biosphere Region, and are actively involved with different projects along the Sussex coast, such as the designation of a Marine Conservation Zone in Beachy Head, East Sussex.
The Plastic Hunter
The Plastic Hunter, set up by designer Aimee Caine, aims to improve awareness of how plastic pollution can affect our oceans, and how we can all take action to tackle this environmental crisis. Aimee is a University of Brighton graduate, achieving a First Class BA Honours 3D Design & Craft in 2018. As part of her project, Aimee created ‘The Plastic Hunter’ kit for kids so that they have the tools to collect plastic before it can enter our oceans. Her flagship creation is Wilbert the Whale: a large whale shaped buoy that filters the water for plastic and educate the public about how plastic pollution can affect iconic ocean animals such as Whales.
The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers
The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers is a local organisation run by a group of volunteers, caring for local beaches and seas within Sussex. They actively organise beach clean events in Rottingdean, Saltdean and Ovingdean throughout the year. The organisation also supports local schools and groups through running virtual beach clean events and ‘teach on the beach’ experiences to get people engaged about marine conservation.
WiseOceans is a marine education and conservation company striving to spread awareness for our wonderful yet fragile oceans and the creatures that live within them. If you are looking for your next step to achieve a career in marine conservation, be sure to check them out! They have been incredibly supportive in posting our latest opportunities within the Brighton Dolphin Project and World Cetacean Alliance.
Tuamor the Turtle
Tuamor the Turtle, written by author Jo Earlam, is a children’s book highlighting the problem of plastic pollution affecting marine wildlife, including Sea Turtles. The book is being used by a number of schools in reading groups and as part of the wider curriculum. Jo donates 50p to the Marine Conservation Society for each copy of the book sold, and also runs a educational session for primary schools so they can learn about how to care for these amazing animals.
The Seahorse Trust
The Seahorse Trust is an organisation that was set up to preserve and conserve the marine environment, with Seahorses as their flagship species. They work in partnership with many organisations and people all over the world and it is this unique partnership that benefits the natural world so well.
Plastic Free Brighton & Hove Coalition
Set up by Surfers Against Sewage, the Plastic Free coalition was set up so that local communities could take action to tackle avoiding single-use plastic from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it. The coalition is made up of other organisations and businesses including Plastic Free Pledge, Incredible Oceans, Refill Brighton, Ruby Moon Gym to Swim, Ocean’s 8 Brighton, Friends of the Earth Brighton & Hove, Brighton Climate Action Network, Pier 2 Pier Beach Clean, and Brighton & Peace Environment Centre. The Brighton Dolphin Project has become the latest member of this coalition.
Plastic Oceans UK
Plastic Oceans UK is an organisation set up by the team who created the film, A Plastic Ocean, so that they could take further action to protect the ocean from plastic pollution. Their core aspects include development of a school programme aimed at GCSE students about how marine life is affected by single-use plastic, conducting research projects on how plastic affects the marine environment, as well as working with businesses to find ways in which they can reduce their single-use plastic usage.
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