Marine conservation sites anger

Dozens of the 127 proposed marine conservation zones were judged by Government advisers to be at high risk, but wildlife groups were left dismayed when it emerged they would not be immediately protected.

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  1. Charlotte Wilkins

Petition calls for protection of marine wildlife

Campaigners from across the South are urging the Government to do more to protect the marine life in our seas. A quarter of a million people signed a petition which was handed in to Downing Street this afternoon.

One hundred and twenty-seven areas off the English coast were recommended to the Government as being in need of protection but only 31 of those are currently under consideration, though the rest may be included later.

Along the south coast 17 zones were proposed but only 6 are being considered. None of the zones around the Isle of Wight have been selected. Charlotte Wilkins explains.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Sea Conservation Fury

Campaigners from the south-east are urging the Government to do more to protect the wildlife in our seas. 250,000 people signed a petition. David Johns reports, speaking to Bryony Chapman of Kent Wildlife Trust, fisherman Gareth Rice and Richard Benyon MP.



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