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Marine Conservation Society

Who are the Marine Conservation Society?


The Marine Conservation Society is the UK's leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. 

Established over 30 years ago, the MCS are dedicated to the sea, shores and wildlife, aiming to ensure a sustainable future for our oceans.

They beleive that we are taking too much out of the sea by putting too much into it.

The MCS have grown from strength to strength over the years and a few examples of their recent achievements are:

  • 2014 - Nearly 10,000 people took part in beach clean and survey events - the Big Beach Clean Up and the Great British Beach Clean
  • 2015 - A plastic bag charge was introduced in English shops to help reduce littering. A further 23 Marine Conservation Zones were designated in English waters bringing the total to 50
  • 2016 - The 'Wet Wipes Turn Nasty' campaign achieved rapid results, gaining commitments from retailers to label their products as unflushable
  • 2017 - MCS helped Sky News put together its Ocean Rescue programming and campaign. Introduction of the Plastic Challenge in June, when over 5,000 people attempted to go without single use plastic for the month


If you would like to support the Marine Conservation Society please visit their Virgin Money page or call us on 0800 900 5500.