Marine Conservation Holidays

Marine conservation holidays are a fun but also richly rewarding experience. In many cases, you get to go to some of the most beautiful and unusual places in the world. Often they are remote and largely un-spoilt, which only adds to their beauty. As part of the projects you also get the opportunity to encounter stunning marine wildlife including the breathtaking whale, the impressive great white shark, and the magnificent whale shark - the world's biggest fish. The best part is that you can do all of this without posing a detriment to the animals or their marine habitat, and any of the work you do during your marine conservation holiday is sure to make a lasting difference. 

The only thing you have to do now is decide where you want to go! For example, you could head to Sri Lanka and its stunning beaches to help in a conservation project working with sea turtles, or you could join the Mafia Island Whale Shark Conservation project which will bring you to the stunning Tanzanian Coast. These are once in a lifetime holidays that will give you memories for the rest of your life. So why not find out more today?

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Marine Wildlife At A Glance

Dependent On Species
Dependent On Species
Oceans All Around The World

How Endangered Are Marine Animals

Determining just how endangered marine wildlife is, is a tough task as there are literally countless species beneath this category of wildlife. However, with that being said there are some animals which are struggling more than most. Many species such as whales, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and sharks have populations which are decreasing at an alarming rate. It is not just the larger species which are in danger in the waters around the world, but also the marine plant life that rely on our oceans. One of the most important elements in the entirety of the world’s oceans, coral, is in grave danger of becoming extinct too, and this could have a disastrous effect on Earth's marine ecosystems. Marine conservation holidays are a great way to learn, and you can come home and begin spreading awareness about the dangers the ocean and its residents face, whilst actively trying to make a difference!

Threats Marine Wildlife Are Facing

The world’s oceans are often not considered a priority by governments and other authorities around the world, which has led to two huge problems for the wildlife living beneath the waves. These problems are:

  • Pollution – humans have made a habit out of using the ocean as a dumping ground for waste. This includes products that are extremely dangerous or hazardous to marine wildlife such as plastic bags and micro-beads from shower gels.
  • Overfishing – as the human population grows, so does the demand for fish and the marine ecosystem is suffering as a result.
Fast Facts
  • Jellyfish have been around for over than 650 million years - meaning they are older than both dinosaurs and sharks.
  • Devastatingly, thousands of marine creatures die by swallowing plastic bags which they have accidentally mistaken for jellyfish.
  • “Rain of Fish” is a weather event that occurs each year in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the city Yori in Honduras. 
  • National Geographic state that marine plants produce 70% of the oxygen in the atmosphere (humans could not survive without this) as a by-product of photosynthesis. By destroying our oceans, we are in turn destroying more than two-thirds of our oxygen supply. 
Where you can go
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United Kingdom

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