News: Sea change campaign
09 November 2015
Beneath the ocean’s surface lies a deep problem known as ‘ghost gear’ – fishing nets, hooks and lines lost and discarded in our seas, and maiming and killing thousands of marine animals and birds every year.
11 September 2015
Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans. We have gathered experts from around the world to meet in London today to launch the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), marking the start of an action plan to tackle this urgent problem.
25 June 2015
For World Oceans Day our friends from Havaianas buddied up with World Animal Protection staff to help clean up discarded fishing gear and rubbish, from Kyeemagh Beach in Sydney.
05 June 2015
Divers and ocean lovers around the globe will take action in the lead up to World Oceans Day (Monday 8 June) by “buddying-up” to help clear our seas of lost or discarded fishing gear.
25 May 2015
The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS), an environmental and cultural group from Hawaii, will be visiting Australian shores in the coming weeks to raise awareness of the threats our oceans and its animals are facing.
05 February 2015
Calling all divers, surfers and marine photographers! Help us document the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear by sending us your photos.
20 November 2014
We hosted the first meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, uniting global experts on the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear
13 November 2014
World Animal Protection welcomes the $700,000 Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced to clean up the Great Barrier Reef.
04 November 2014
This month, World Animal Protection is hosting our inaugural meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative in Slovenia.
15 September 2014
We're helping save whales in the South Pacific by funding workshops that teach how to free them safely from fishing gear.