Plastics are everywhere – even in the Antarctic ice and at the bottom of the sea at a depths of 10,000 metres. And although Switzerland has no direct access to the sea, plastic pollution still enters the ocean via our rivers. Plastic poses a great danger for marine animals: they swallow it and get injured or entangled in the sharp nylon ropes of drifting fishing nets. Become part of our «I CARE» movement and reduce your own flood of personal plastic waste.
We call on the Swiss federal government: Stop shifting away your responsibility, but apply the instruments already in place within the Environmental Protection Act! Under this law, the Federal Council can ban the single-use plastic items, such as take-away items and plastic bags from the Swiss territory, independent of the material used, and can stop the sale of cosmetic and personal products containing microbeads in Switzerland.
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On the 12th September 2021 at least 1,428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and dozens of juveniles were killed in one single mass killing event in the Faore Islands. This is the largest dolphin hunt in the islands’ history and possibly the largest single hunt ever undertaken worldwide.
Join us on a research trip and get immersed in the fascinating work of marine conservationists. Around the Balearic Islands, in Greek or Slovenian waters, for example, you can keep a lookout for threatened whales and dolphins. On the Maldives, you can actively support our partner organisation in the rescue and care of injured sea turtles.