News: Sea change campaign
23 May 2017
In the Maldives, large numbers of Olive Ridley sea turtles are found entangled in ghost fishing gear. This phenomenon is heartbreaking and unusual – as there are no known nesting or foraging habitats for this species in the country
04 May 2017
Lost or abandoned fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear’, kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals annually. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) invites the public and industry to feed back on its new guidance to protect animals from this most harmful form of marine litter
31 March 2017
Japan confirmed it killed more than 333 minke whales during its summer hunting season in the Antarctic this year.
28 March 2017
Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine pollution and meet their United Nations commitments. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative can help countries find practical solutions.
17 March 2017
Following the tragic death of a sperm whale trapped in fishing nets off the coast of China, we’re calling for more proactive action to protect sea animals against abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’
19 January 2017
When President Barack Obama leaves the White House, ocean wildlife will have a vastly safer habitat than it had eight years ago
12 December 2016
A new United Nations report, shows that the number of animal species affected by marine debris (including microplastics, and lost or abandoned fishing gear) is on the increase.
02 December 2016
After being rescued by our partners at Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) and months of rehab, close monitoring, and care, three lucky seals have been successfully released back into the wilds of Rhode Island, USA.
28 October 2016
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has imposed requirements for increased scrutiny on scientific whaling.
26 October 2016
World Animal Protection laments the defeat of a proposed sanctuary for whales in the South Atlantic at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).