Conservation and Rescue
The Port and Stilton dive clubwould like to introduce you to the present the British Dive Marine life Rescue
They are a voluntary network of trained marine mammal medics who respond to call outs from the general public, HM Coastguard, Police, RSPCA and SSPCA and are the only marine animal rescue organisation operating across England, Wales and Scotland. Not only are we called upon by the other emergency services, but we also train their staff.
BDMLR is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers. Our rescue teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
They have a wide range of equipment strategically placed throughout the country to deal with strandings of marine animals, oil spills, fishing gear entanglement and in fact any type of marine animal in trouble. This includes rescue boats, equipment trailers, whale and dolphin pontoon sets, a whale disentanglement kit and each area has a medic kit with essential supplies.
Although thier name mentions divers, you don't have to be a diver to be a supporter or medic. Our medic base covers all walks of life and includes: teachers, plumbers, executives, managers, retail staff, secretaries, builders, photographers... the list goes on and on. All you need is a positive attitude, don't mind being wet and cold, and are able-bodied. The rest we teach you on our Marine Mammal Medic Course.
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Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect our precious marine wildlife and vital fish stocks.
The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.
MCS' vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters - seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant resources.
For more information http://www.mcsuk.org/
An alarming number of problems face the marine world today. Most of them, of course, man-made. But if we can cause the problems, we can remedy them too. It’s just going to take some combined and concerted effort – from everyday people who have a conscience and the integrity to play their part in the correction of these issues, before it is all too late.
You can help change the way the world regards our oceans and encourage friends, family and colleagues to change their behavior towards protecting the marine environment. You just have to have the inclination and the passion to voice your opinion. And, even then, it won’t change overnight.
But then take inspiration from the dedicated individuals and their supporters who made us realise that lions, elephant, rhinos, tigers and gorillas were worth saving. It can be done.
Together we can do the same for the ocean.
For more information http://www.bite-back.com/about/
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