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Marine Strandings Appeal
Cornwall’s dolphins and porpoises urgently need your help. Shockingly, 2017 saw the worst marine strandings for 15 years along the Cornish coastline. We need to stop this happening.
January 2018 - December 2018
Charity information: Cornwall Wildlife Trust
In 2017, 249 dolphins and porpoises were found by our strandings network. Scientists estimate that only 5-10% of animals dying at sea get washed ashore, which means last year up to 4,980 cetaceans may have died around our coastline. Key local threats include bycatch, as well as raise in toxic water levels and plastic pollution. We want to know more about why this is happening, and how we can stop this continuing.
We need to stop this happening. Until we can act however, vital research needs to be carried out to establish the exact cause of death of these animals. Your donation will allow us to gather data to be analysed and compile strong evidence to enable us to work proactively, in partnership with fishermen and other marine organisations, to find solutions and influence decisions to protect our cetaceans better.
Reduce marine strandings.
Activities» Improve data capabilities to ensure stronger research
What success will look like
Publishing data records and working in partnership to reduce causes of marine strandings
Reduction in marine strandings, greater awareness of the cause of marine mammal deaths and action to reduce any human causes of this.
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