Marine Conservation Charities


There are lots of opportunities to get involved in marine conservation, from changing the way you buy your fish to helping on volunteer holidays and taking part in the Big Beachwatch Weekend every September.

The Marine Conservation Society  pioneers practical, locally-based education and monitoring programmes on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the Hebrides.  Report any sightings you have in the area online to them 

Endangered Species International runs projects for coral reefs
Whale & Dolphin Conservation has volunteer opportunities at its Scottish centre in the Moray Firth and also in Chippenham in their head office and if you are appropriately qualified, in the US.  Click here for details.  They also have lots of info about whales and dolphins on their website.
Project Aware is dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.  Lots for scuba divers & water enthusiasts to get involved with.  

Ethical travel directory Responsible Travel has a number of marine conservation holidays listed. helping with sharks, whales, dolphins, turtles and reef conservation.  Click here for more info

Click here for Responsible Travel's full range of marine conservation holidays and click here for their listing of turtle conservation breaks.

Expedition searches with Earthwatch Europe, plus lots for whales & dolphins
Earth Sea & Sky- a beautiful website on Ionian nature conservation including loggerhead sea turtles appeal    
Shark Trust - the UK charity for shark conservation. Lend your support by adopting a shark.
If you eat fish, you can change  your habits to help them.  Check out the MSC's site, Fishonline for help, advice & info Marine Conservation Alliance promoting sustainable North Pacific marine resources