Campaigns to save #OurBlueLung

May 17, 2019
As another ship pollutes the coasts of Brittany and more than a thousand dolphins stranded on French coasts this year again, the French government has a unique opportunity to preserve its marine environment right now. But the recently published Marine Strategy includes unambitious and non quantified objectives to protect our seas and coastlines by 2030. Until 4 June, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard. Take part in the operation #DéfendsTaMer of France Nature Environnement. Send an email in two clicks to your Préfet to tell the government that our seas deserve better!
France Nature Environnement

#DéfendsTaMer II

As another ship pollutes the coasts of Brittany and more than a thousand dolphins stranded on French coasts this year again, the French government has a unique opportunity to preserve its marine environment right now. But the recently published Marine Strategy includes unambitious and non quantified objectives to protect our seas and coastlines by 2030. Until 4 June, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard. Take part in the operation #DéfendsTaMer of France Nature Environnement. Send an email in two clicks to your Préfet to tell the government that our seas deserve better!
May 17, 2019
Between the 23rd and 26th of May, Europeans will take to the ballot box to elect representatives of the European Parliament, a crucial body that helps shape and decide on European laws. If you love nature, you have to vote. Voting for political parties that support green policies will protect nature and our future. If you want to find out which of your national parties are eager to act on climate change, check out this list! Express your support on social media with the hashtag #IVoteNature.
Birdlife Europe

#IVoteNature

Between the 23rd and 26th of May, Europeans will take to the ballot box to elect representatives of the European Parliament, a crucial body that helps shape and decide on European laws. If you love nature, you have to vote. Voting for political parties that support green policies will protect nature and our future. If you want to find out which of your national parties are eager to act on climate change, check out this list! Express your support on social media with the hashtag #IVoteNature.
March 19, 2019
Under the umbrella of the Silent Oceans campaign, OceanCare takes targeted steps since 2002 to curb the increasing underwater noise pollution caused by navy, oil and gas industry and shipping. Particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, OceanCare contributed to protecting marine mammals from intense underwater noise.
OceanCare, International

Silent Oceans

Under the umbrella of the Silent Oceans campaign, OceanCare takes targeted steps since 2002 to curb the increasing underwater noise pollution caused by navy, oil and gas industry and shipping. Particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, OceanCare contributed to protecting marine mammals from intense underwater noise.
March 19, 2019
Plastic pollution in our oceans poses a real threat to whales and dolphins. 56% of all whale and dolphin species have been recorded eating marine plastics they've mistaken for food. Plastic is #NotWhaleFood. Each and every one of us can help to keep the oceans plastic-free and secure a safe future for these amazing creatures, for instance by nominating a #PlasticsHero or sharing #NotWhaleFood stories and tips.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation, International

#NotWhaleFood

Plastic pollution in our oceans poses a real threat to whales and dolphins. 56% of all whale and dolphin species have been recorded eating marine plastics they've mistaken for food. Plastic is #NotWhaleFood. Each and every one of us can help to keep the oceans plastic-free and secure a safe future for these amazing creatures, for instance by nominating a #PlasticsHero or sharing #NotWhaleFood stories and tips.
December 5, 2018
The Voice For the Ocean campaign encouraged citizens to speak up for the ocean by completing an online survey in 2018-2019. The results of the survey were presented to members of the European Parliament in April 2019, asking them to include the protection of the ocean as an important issue in their 2019 election programmes.
Surfrider, International

#VoiceForTheOcean

The Voice For the Ocean campaign encouraged citizens to speak up for the ocean by completing an online survey in 2018-2019. The results of the survey were presented to members of the European Parliament in April 2019, asking them to include the protection of the ocean as an important issue in their 2019 election programmes.
October 5, 2018
Every year, starting in December, a massive stranding of dolphins is reported. This campaign wants to prevent yet another mass stranding of dolphins this winter, tightly correlated with a certain type of fishery: non-selective pelagic trawlers. Our goal is clear: suspend the fishery to prevent further mass deaths of dolphins. In addition to saving dolphins, the suspension will also benefit the decreasing population of Atlantic sea bass.
France Nature Environnement

#DefendsTaMer

Every year, starting in December, a massive stranding of dolphins is reported. This campaign wants to prevent yet another mass stranding of dolphins this winter, tightly correlated with a certain type of fishery: non-selective pelagic trawlers. Our goal is clear: suspend the fishery to prevent further mass deaths of dolphins. In addition to saving dolphins, the suspension will also benefit the decreasing population of Atlantic sea bass.
September 20, 2018
We all need water to survive. But without healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands, there is no water. The sources of Europe’s water are protected under EU law – but many EU governments want to weaken the law. Together, we MUST stop this from happening. The #ProtectWater campaign is a chance to raise our voices and stand together to protect our precious water resources. Over 375,000 European citizens told the European Commission in March 2019 that they want to protect the EU water law. We will continue the fight until the law is safe and EU's lakes and rivers are clean and healthy.  
Coalition of European NGOs

#ProtectWater

We all need water to survive. But without healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands, there is no water. The sources of Europe’s water are protected under EU law – but many EU governments want to weaken the law. Together, we MUST stop this from happening. The #ProtectWater campaign is a chance to raise our voices and stand together to protect our precious water resources. Over 375,000 European citizens told the European Commission in March 2019 that they want to protect the EU water law. We will continue the fight until the law is safe and EU's lakes and rivers are clean and healthy.  
September 17, 2018
Do you love the Baltic Sea? Record a short video explaining what it means to you, why you love it and want to protect it. Coalition Clean Baltic will show these videos to Environment Ministers of the Baltic Sea countries to tell them that protecting this precious sea is a personal matter for many of us and they shouldn’t wait any longer.
Coalition Clean Baltic, International

#IamTheBaltic

Do you love the Baltic Sea? Record a short video explaining what it means to you, why you love it and want to protect it. Coalition Clean Baltic will show these videos to Environment Ministers of the Baltic Sea countries to tell them that protecting this precious sea is a personal matter for many of us and they shouldn’t wait any longer.
September 15, 2018
We are on a mission to ban microplastics from cosmetics care products by law. To help you choose wisely and avoid plastic contaminated products, BUND has created a detailed list of all cosmetic products containing any microplastics.
BUND, Germany

Ban microplastics!

We are on a mission to ban microplastics from cosmetics care products by law. To help you choose wisely and avoid plastic contaminated products, BUND has created a detailed list of all cosmetic products containing any microplastics.
September 10, 2018
Six billion Euros of EU taxpayers’ money have been allocated to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to support the development of activities at sea between 2021 and 2027. We believe that at least 1.5 billion Euros out of this total should be invested to protect our seas and oceans. The #OceanAlert campaign led over 60,000 citizens to tell members of the European Parliament that they need to invest your money in protecting and restoring our oceans. In April 2019, Members of the European Parliament took a significant step forward by ringfencing a generous proportion of the new Fund for the protection of marine ecosystems.
BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

#OceanAlert

Six billion Euros of EU taxpayers’ money have been allocated to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to support the development of activities at sea between 2021 and 2027. We believe that at least 1.5 billion Euros out of this total should be invested to protect our seas and oceans. The #OceanAlert campaign led over 60,000 citizens to tell members of the European Parliament that they need to invest your money in protecting and restoring our oceans. In April 2019, Members of the European Parliament took a significant step forward by ringfencing a generous proportion of the new Fund for the protection of marine ecosystems.
September 3, 2018
In Gdansk Bay, in Poland, a shipwreck containing an alarming 1.5 million litters of oil is at risk of breaking into two parts and releasing the oil in the marine environment. If that wasn’t bad enough, the wreck is located next to several protected sites, nature reserves and colonies of the protected grey seals. Sign the petition to prevent another ecological disaster!
Mare Foundation

Stop The Oil Spillage

In Gdansk Bay, in Poland, a shipwreck containing an alarming 1.5 million litters of oil is at risk of breaking into two parts and releasing the oil in the marine environment. If that wasn’t bad enough, the wreck is located next to several protected sites, nature reserves and colonies of the protected grey seals. Sign the petition to prevent another ecological disaster!
September 1, 2018
EU countries have adopted a law to end overfishing by 2020 but they are falling to honour their obligations.  This is a very bad sign for our environment and for the future of our fishing. This has to stop, tell them that you care and that you want them to respect the law.
Our Fish

#EndOverfishing

EU countries have adopted a law to end overfishing by 2020 but they are falling to honour their obligations.  This is a very bad sign for our environment and for the future of our fishing. This has to stop, tell them that you care and that you want them to respect the law.
August 20, 2018
Every year, tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans – with fatal consequences for marine wildlife. Tackling plastic pollution is a matter for every single one of us. We can try every day to reduce our plastic waste. By making your pledge today to consume less single-use plastic, you make an important contribution to solving this problem.
Ocean Care

#ICare

Every year, tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans – with fatal consequences for marine wildlife. Tackling plastic pollution is a matter for every single one of us. We can try every day to reduce our plastic waste. By making your pledge today to consume less single-use plastic, you make an important contribution to solving this problem.
August 18, 2018
Not everything can go down the drain! Items like wet wipes, sanitary towels or cotton ear buds are not flushable. They contain plastic and do not disintegrate when they reach the sea. Join the fight against the unflushables and help us spread the message and knowledge about what can go down the toilet.

#CantFlushThis

Not everything can go down the drain! Items like wet wipes, sanitary towels or cotton ear buds are not flushable. They contain plastic and do not disintegrate when they reach the sea. Join the fight against the unflushables and help us spread the message and knowledge about what can go down the toilet.
August 14, 2018
Bycatch is the biggest threats facing dolphins, porpoises and whales. Entanglement in fishing gear represents a slow and painful death and it has pushed some species to the brink of extinction. No fisherman wants to kill a dolphin. We believe in working together to make fishing safer. We need your help to continue our mission and minimise bycatch. Join our campaign to make fishing practices more cetacean friendly in the North Atlantic.
The Whale And Dolphin Conservation

End Bycatch in Fishing Gears

Bycatch is the biggest threats facing dolphins, porpoises and whales. Entanglement in fishing gear represents a slow and painful death and it has pushed some species to the brink of extinction. No fisherman wants to kill a dolphin. We believe in working together to make fishing safer. We need your help to continue our mission and minimise bycatch. Join our campaign to make fishing practices more cetacean friendly in the North Atlantic.
August 13, 2018
We are all tired of reading long and complicated technical reports. Mar Motto is a campaign that uses art to pass on the message about the urgency of protecting our seas and ocean. Every year they challenge artists to create art, from poems to paintings to sculptures, to help inspire young people to feel more connected to the sea and, ultimately, support marine conservation.
Sciaena, Portugal

Mar Motto

We are all tired of reading long and complicated technical reports. Mar Motto is a campaign that uses art to pass on the message about the urgency of protecting our seas and ocean. Every year they challenge artists to create art, from poems to paintings to sculptures, to help inspire young people to feel more connected to the sea and, ultimately, support marine conservation.
July 5, 2018
Ocean’s Zero is an application that assists the user in their daily life to reduce their impact on the ocean.  They use simple and concrete challenges that reduce daily waste and the app also allows you to follow your personal progress.
Surfrider

Ocean’s Zero

Ocean’s Zero is an application that assists the user in their daily life to reduce their impact on the ocean.  They use simple and concrete challenges that reduce daily waste and the app also allows you to follow your personal progress.