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Essex Wildlife Trust
As a result of 10 years of campaigning driven forward by The Wildlife Trusts, The Marine and Coastal Access Act was passed in 2009. The passing of the Act has provided us with the opportunity to really make a difference.
The UK government now has an obligation to ensure the designation of a coherent network of Marine Protected areas by the end of 2012, protecting some of our most vulnerable species and habitats from damaging activities that threaten their very survival.
Please help us to ensure the government understands the importance of these highly protected areas, to ensure they are well connected with one another, to allow our marine wildlife to thrive and flourish. The sites chosen may not be big enough or represent the full range of species and habitats in UK seas and some of our most important sites may even be missed off altogether!
Join in the campaign!
We are looking for volunteer campaigners that will help us achieve our goal of 100,000 signatures, this could mean taking a petition fish to your local community group, school, place of work or an organised event.
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JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN
The Wildlife Trusts will present all signatures to MP's at Westminster.
Essex Wildlife Trust's aim is to collect 100,000 signatures to demonstrate the overwhelming public support for Marine Protected Areas. Sign a scale and add your voice to the campaign!
So how can you show your support?
1. In person: Call in to any of our visitors centres where you can sign a scale to add your support to our campaign.
2. Online: You can sign a 'scale' at www.wildlifetrusts.org/petitionfish
3. By Text: Text "Fish" and your name and postcode to 60777 in order to register your support. * (texts will be charged at standard network rate)
If the potential of this network is realised, it has the ability to provide a refuge for our marine life and habitats throughout the UK, one that can continue to support the demands we place on it, where they will be protected from damaging activities and allowed to recover.
It is through hard work and the combined voice of you all that we can ensure significant progress is made to these areas. To effect change we must work together, to combine our voice and shout about Marine Protected Areas.