Sussex Seas Appeal

Sussex seas are being poisoned with plastic pollution!

Thanks to Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts, and The Blue Planet documentary series, the previously unseen threats of plastic pollution have now reached millions of people in the UK.

Sussex has over 90 miles of coastline, and the sea has hugely diverse habitats under the waves. Beachy Head waters in the east are home to short-snouted seahorses, blue mussel beds and small spotted cat sharks. In the west, beyond Selsey Bill, we have a limestone reef, visited by bottlenose dolphins, which is home to a fascinating array of sea squirts, tompot blennies and colourful wrasse.

Unless we act now there’s a real danger that some of our most precious marine habitats could be lost forever. At the Sussex Wildlife Trust, we want to do everything we can to halt this threat to our marine life and habitats.

We are appealing for your help, so that we can:

  • run regular beach cleans
  • gain a greater understanding of marine wildlife and habitats by collecting the vital evidence we need to conserve our seas for future generations
  • stand up for marine wildlife when important decisions are being made about the future of our seas

With your support we have the chance to turn the tide on the destruction of our seas.