Join us in our Vision for Studland Bay

We need your support to make it a reality

Currently there is NO protection in place for Studland Bay’s marine life, despite a clear ecological need. The government is holding Studland Bay back from joining the network of Marine Conservation Zones. We believe that Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has over-estimated the costs of managing the site for people and nature, as well as the impact it will have on visiting boaters. It has not considered all the benefits to our local economy that should result. We need to demonstrate strong support ­ and you can help!

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For regular updates and suggestions for how you can help our campaign, join the Friends of Studland Bay MCZ at  

Download our Factsheet about the proposed Studland Bay MCZ here

Spiny Seahorse Male by Mike Markey

Spiny Seahorse (male) by Mike Markey

Seahorse Studland Julie Hatcher

Studland seahorse © J Hatcher


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