Monday, September 10, 2012

Re-posting: Save Scottish Seas

Staying on a fishy theme:

Save Scottish Seas

Save Scottish Seas is Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine taskforce, which is a coalition of environmental charities, working with the collective vision of achieving healthy, well-managed seas, where wildlife is flourishing, ecosystems are protected, connected and thriving, and coastal communities are sustained. The LINK Marine taskforce successfully campaigned for the Marine (Scotland) Act which came into force on the 10th March 2010. The Act radically alters the governance of our seas, and places  important duties on Scottish Ministers to, amongst others, protect and where appropriate recover our seas, develop our first ever system of marine planning, and create a network of marine protected areas. The taskforce now continues to work hard to ensure the Act fulfils its promise.
Much of the change needed to help Scotland’s seas become cleaner, healthier, more productive and more biologically diverse relies on people like you. Showing that you care and that you want our seas to be in a state we can be proud of can make a real difference.

The Scottish Government is currently developing a network of Marine Protected Areas; it is vital this network is well managed and ambitious enough to restore our seas to a condition we can be proud of. Below you can find information on how to show your support for Marine Protected Areas and Scotland’s seas.

I love Scotland’s seas because…

We’ve been out to Scotland’s beaches and coastlines to find out why you want Marine Protected Areas and what you love about Scotland’s seas. We need MPAs to help protect and recover our seas. So why not send us (CLICK HERE) a short film clip or email to explain why you want Marine Protected Areas and what you love about Scotland’s seas. Watch this short film (below) to see what others said. Your films will be shared on our Save Scottish Seas video map (CLICK HERE).

For more information about Save Scottish Seas please CLICK HERE

For more information about Scottish Environment LINK please CLICK HERE

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