Consultation on Marine Conservation Zones ends on 31 March

The Government are proposing to designate 31 of the 127 Marine Conservation Zones put forward by stakeholders in 2011.

Marine Conservation Zones are a new type of Marine Protected Area designation. Experience from across the world has shown that Marine Protected Areas provide economic and social benefits that far outweigh the costs of designation and management.

The Wildlife Trusts need your help to ensure that these Marine Conservation Zones around our coast are just the start and that the Government remains committed to creating a full network of special places.

You can help by explaining that you want our seas to be protected and how important it is that these 31 sites are only the first step.

There is lots of information about how important the Marine Conservation Zones are on the Wildlife Trusts website and information on how to respond to the consultation. Visit: