The Manx Society for Marine Conservation will be collaborating with the following innovative and inspiring organisations:
The Shark Trust
Established in 1997, the Shark Trust is the UK registered charity which works to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action. Our vision is a world where sharks thrive in a globally healthy marine ecosystem.
The Great Eggcase Hunt is a Shark Trust initiative that was established in 2003, and has been engaging the public in hunting for spent shark, skate and ray eggcases along the UK coastline ever since. Thanks to their supporters, the Shark Trust now has an extensive and ever expanding database of eggcase records, which continues to provide crucial information about the distribution of British sharks, skates and rays.
The Marine Biological Association
The MBA is a registered charity and was founded in 1884 and in 1888 opened the Plymouth Laboratory at Citadel Hill. The charitable aims of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) are:
‘to promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea, including the environment on which it depends, and to disseminate to the public the knowledge gained.'
The MBA's Shore Thing is an initiative of MarLIN, the Marine Life Information Network, working with schools and community groups to collect information on the marine life of rocky shores around Britain. The project follows on from the UK’s Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Programme (MarClim).
Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man
The Biosphere Isle of Man project is aiming to become the world’s first entire small country with this accolade, to help show we live in a special place for nature and special place for people, and we can all play a role in keeping it special.