Living Seas are The Wildlife Trusts’ vision for the future of our seas.

What are Living Seas?
A rocky reef bursting with brightly coloured fish, corals and sponges? A boat trip in the company of leaping dolphins and playful seals? Fishermen hauling nets that are brimful of big, tasty fish? Living Seas are all these things and more.
But our seas are not Living Seas. Decades of neglect have left them damaged and degraded, a shadow of their former diversity and abundance. We urgently need your help to bring them back to life.

With new measures being put in place to protect our marine habitats and species, such as the new conservation zones, Living Seas and the marine wildlife that live within it will thrive, from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows.

In Living Seas:
• Wildlife and habitats are recovering from past decline as our use of the seas’ resources becomes environmentally sustainable.
• The natural environment is adapting well to a changing climate, and ocean processes are helping to slow down climate change.
• People are inspired by marine wildlife and value the sea for the many ways in which it supports our quality of life

To read the Wildlife Trusts' vision in full please see below to download a copy.

What is the Manx Wildlife Trust doing to help encourage our Living Seas?
We work closely with Government and NGOs to help facilitate change; work with schools, groups and clubs to raise awareness of the marine environment and the issues it faces; and monitor various species around our coastal to provide up to date knowledge to feed into management measures and help protect species where necessary.


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