News: Sea change campaign
26 October 2016
World Animal Protection is deeply saddened that the creation of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary, proposed by multiple governments, was voted down at the International Whaling Commission’s 66th annual meeting in Slovenia
13 September 2016
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) made the decision at last week's World Conservation Congress, Hawaii. It voted by a large majority to halt Japan’s 'scientific' whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.
17 June 2016
640,000 tons of lost fishing gear enters oceans each year causing entanglement, suffering, and death for hundreds of thousands of animals.
10 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.
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
18 August 2014
We're funding workshops that teach people how to rescue whales caught in fishing gear on their local beaches
06 June 2014
Sunday 8th June marks World Oceans Day. A day to celebrate life beneath the waves and also to highlight the threat that abandoned fishing gear poses to sea life.
23 April 2014
Update: The Global Oceans Action Summit was a great success! Our Sea Change campaign was well received. The Chair’s ‘summary report’ called for high-level action on plastic pollution, in particular ghost fishing gear. This will provide a firm foundation for our campaign.