Conservation Action

Students offered the chance to help protect giants of the oceans

The University of Plymouth is joining forces with the Ocean Giants Trust to create a series of exciting new opportunities for its marine students. The partnership will award a series of scholarships through which students will be able to complement their studies with work for charities in locations such as Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines and Tanzania. Five scholarships will be available each year to students

Sea Sense Conservation Officer Programme

This heartwarming story recently printed in the Daily Mail tells of a one-time poacher and eater of turtles and their eggs, who has now become such a devoted conservationist of baby turtles that he thinks of himself as their 'mother'. Tabu Khanjare is one of 35 active members of the Conservation Officer network operated by our partner Sea Sense across six coastal districts of Tanzania.

Whale Sharks fall into Endangered Status

In the ten years since 2005 the already steep decline in the population of whale sharks around the world has worsened, with total numbers falling by 50% overall. This gentle giant of the oceans is now catalogued as 'endangered' in the Red List of Threatened Species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - THAT IS JUST TWO STEPS AWAY FROM EXTINCTION