Join with World Animal Protection to help protect marine life
On World Ocean Day, June 8th, World Animal Protection and their friends from the company Havaianas teamed up to clean up rubbish and discarded fishing gear from Kyeemagh Beach, Sydney. They collected over 150kg of rubbish from this one beach alone. Volunteers from across Australia took to their beaches to help stop the suffering of sea animals.
“Thousands of marine animals and birds are maimed and killed every year, due to fishing equipment, known as ghost gear, being lost and discarded in the sea and on our beaches.” – World Animal Protection
World Animal Protection’s efforts
World Animal Protection has launched a Sea Change campaign to combat this problem. The Sea Change campaign seeks to save one million marine animals by 2018.
“By bringing together governments, businesses and fishing organisations, we can protect sea life and move towards a future free from the ghost fishing gear threat. “– World Animal Protection
The Sea Change campaign by World Animal Protection will be working in three ways to protect the sea animals;
- Bring together partners to stop gear being abandoned
- Support new ways to remove ghost gear from the seas
- Help to replicate successful local sea animal rescue efforts on a global scale.
Supporting World Animal Protection
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How you can help
You can join the campaign to help protect the marine life by taking an active role with World Animal Protection. They have outlined three ways in which you can help out, as a member of the public;
- Clean up ghost fishing gear and other rubbish, at your local beach and diving sites
- Report abandoned fishing gear to the Sea Change website
- Help us photograph the ghost gear fishing problem
Find out more and help protect marine life from ghost fishing gear: