We create Living Seas

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Our vision for the future of our local seas.

Within Living Seas, marine wildlife thrives, from the far depths to the coastal shallows.
Right now, our seas are in urgent need of help. For centuries we have taken the UK’s marine riches for granted, taking too much with too little care.

Basking shark numbers have fallen by more than 95%.The common skate, once abundant, is on the brink of extinction. Corals, seahorses, whales, dolphins and seals – all are at risk.

Thankfully, it is not too late to turn this situation around. Our seas and sea life have a remarkable capacity to recover – but only if we give them the chance.

Wildlife Trusts across the UK are working to protect our seas and sea life and start them on the long road to recovery.

Find out what we are doing at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to create Living Seas.