Petition to protect wildlife in our seas

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.

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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.