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 (MCS) 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. MCS educates and inspires people to change their habits, opinions and preconceptions to help preserve our oceans.
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.
Seahorses are a unique fish species that occupy coastal areas of most of the world and it is in these areas where they are under threat, being vulnerable to human and natural interference. The trust organises training courses for divers to learn more about surveying seahorses, as well as carrying out educational workshops about these incredible animals.
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.
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.
The Mammal Society
Established in 1954, the Mammal Society is a charity leading efforts to collect and share information on UK mammals to provide up-to-date, reliable information and science-led advice to advocate effective conservation policy.
They raise public awareness of mammals, support an ever-growing network of experts and enthusiasts, and encourage people to participate in mammal monitoring and recording with various citizen science projects.
Conservation Careers is a careers advice centre for people looking to get a career in conservation. They are helping over 200,000 conservationists in over 200 countries across the world, and believe that wildlife deserves great conservationists working to protect it.
Conservation Careers offers guidance to find out work what it’s like to work in different roles, for different organisations, and how you can get that dream conservation job today.
Pier2Pier Beach Clean
Pier2Pier Beach Clean brings free Silent Disco Beach Cleans to Brighton beach each month for the public, and offers unique team-building opportunities for groups and teams. Their whole aim is to deliver exciting adventures that give back to the environment.
“We’re all about exciting adventures that give back to the environment.We believe we DO have power and we CAN make a difference, whoever and wherever we are. Step outside, reconnect with nature and go on an adventure with purpose.Never dull. Always dynamic. We’re willing to bet you haven’t experienced anything like it!” - Amy Gibson - Pier2Pier Beach Clean.
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