Snaptrip & the Marine Conservation Society
Why we’re partnering with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)
We love the British coast. It is full of diverse delights, from towering cliffs to soft sandy dunes. The seaside has often been credited with restorative effects; in Victorian times doctors would prescribe ‘sea air’, and we now know that being by bodies of water has a positive impact on our mental well-being.
If you subscribe to our emails or follow our social channels you will often find us extolling the virtues of a coastal break. We strongly believe in encouraging people to go away and experience the relaxing effects of the sea, and to ensure people can continue to do this for generations to come we also believe that it’s important to look after our stunning coastlines.
This passion for the British coast and its conservation is what has led us to become supporters of MCS. We’ve all seen images of animals struggling after ingesting, or becoming entangled in, plastic waste. We’ve all read statistics about how much plastic is in our seas and how much of it washes up on British beaches (as well as beaches across the globe). It breaks our heart, which is why we want to support MCS in the amazing work they do to protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife.
Who is the Marine Conservation Society?
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s only dedicated marine charity working solely to secure healthy and plentiful seas. They focus on reducing beach litter, encouraging wider sale and purchase of sustainable seafood and creating areas of protection in the UK’s seas, just as there are on land. Through their work with schools, industry, politicians and the public, they’re ensuring the seas are not out of sight and out of mind.
There are lots of ways that you can help look after our seas and support the work that the Marine Conservation Society does. Below are some of the things we will be doing to support their amazing work, and ideas for how you can get involved.
1. Do a beach clean
2. Reduce your plastic waste
3. Share your wildlife sightings
Additionally, if you fundraise for the Marine Conservation Society, you can make a real difference to the work they do. This page has more information about how you can support their efforts.