Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Pledging support for Blue Belt campaign

Our oceans are a crucial breeding ground for much of the world’s marine-based wildlife, including a quarter of its penguins, so it’s vital that we do all we can to protect them.

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That’s why I visited London Zoo this morning to pledge my support for the Blue Belt Charter campaign - which calls on the Government to take the lead on ocean conservation.

The charter includes the establishment of over four million square kilometres of fully protected marine areas - and provides £20m of funding to improve scientific understanding of the marine environment.

It could be a really important way to ensure that our oceans are protected, which is why I have given it my backing.

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