Living Seas

Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Embarks on Beach Plastics Recycling Partnership

Monday 9th October 2017

Terracycle Bags ready to goTerracycle Bags ready to go

Tuesday 10th October 2017 is a pretty special date for us here at the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust. It is the date that our first batch of beach and marine plastics, collected from beach cleans over the past few months, is being shipped out of the Islands to be recycled!

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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. A Message in A Bottle....

Monday 21st November 2016

Plastic Bottle in Rocks, Scilly ~ © BareFoot PhotographerPlastic Bottle in Rocks, Scilly ~ © BareFoot Photographer

On the 16th November 2016 a letter was sent out across Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and beyond the Tamar. The letter was from the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition and was sent to our MP's & Councillors, the British Soft Drinks Association, the British Food & Drink Federation, the British Plastics Federation, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Defra Ministers, Shadow Ministers and many other individuals and organisations across our beautiful county and beyond. What was in the letter....?

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Second wave of marine protection welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts

Sunday 17th January 2016

Underwater Scilly ~  © Tim AllsopUnderwater Scilly ~ © Tim Allsop

Today The Wildlife Trusts welcome the news that this Government is designating a second phase of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). This historic move illustrates a renewed impetus to protect the seas around our shores. It follows on from the announcement of 27 MCZs in 2013 and is the second of three phases promised by the Government in order to fulfil the remit of the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

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Undersea Art Award ~ Applications for the 2016 award are now open!

Friday 20th November 2015

Underwater ~ © Tim AllsopUnderwater ~ © Tim Allsop

The search is on for an intrepid artist who would like to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves. The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists fund an Undersea Art Award which pays for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the UK coast, recording the wildlife of the sea.

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