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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.
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.
Campaigners from across the Meridian region are urging the Government to do more to protect the wildlife in our seas.
A quarter of a million people have signed a petition being handed in to Downing Street this afternoon. In his report David Johns spoke to Bryony Chapman from Kent Wildlife Trust and Gareth Rice, a fisherman.
This video by the Kent Wildlife Trust shows amazing footage of underwater scenes that could be protected if plans for marine conservation zones between Dover and Deal are passed.
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Wildlife groups say they are dismayed after it emerged many areas would not be immediately protected by the new marine conservation zones.