The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth's surface area and are home to a number of astonishing plants and animals. They play an important role in maintaining the planet's surface temperature through climate regulation and are a key component of the water cycle. Although the oceans provide numerous benefits to our planet, they are under threat.
Plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change are just a few issues compromising the health of our oceans. As these threats are so diverse and complex, it can be hard to know how you, as an individual, can start combating these issues.
World Ocean Day is on 8 June, and what better way to pay tribute to our oceans than by protecting it on one of our Marine Conservation Volunteering Projects! From scuba diving abroad in Belize and Thailand to working with sea animals like sharks in Fiji, we’ve compiled a list of our best Marine Conservation Projects for volunteers of all ages, as well as ones for teenagers, groups and older volunteers.