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Wiping Out Wet Wipes

When reading about ocean plastics, the focus tends to be on microbeads, plastic bags, plastic cups or plastic six-pack rings. In reality, there is lots of rubbish that ends up in our oceans that...

Ocean Plastics: What Can You Do?

Following our recent talks at the Royal Geographical Society and the UN Ocean Conference, a common thread seemed to be ‘what can you do to help?’ What action can we take that shows that...
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We are here today to turn the tide!

APE at UN Ocean Conference APE attended the first ever UN Ocean Conference held from 5 to 9 June in New York. Kenny Young, Director of APE, spoke at the ‘Solutions Hour – Voluntary Commitments...

Five Sea Creatures Being Harmed by Ocean Plastics

Much of our sea creatures are impacted by plastic pollution, the ‘lucky ones’ are rescued, although often injured. Many are not lucky, some become entangled and are not found in time to be freed...

The Royal Mess of Our Oceans

The damage that ocean plastics are doing to our environment has been royally highlighted recently thanks to Prince Charles. The Royal has publically commented that plastic in the world’s oceans is a ‘growing ecological...

New Rhythms Del Mundo EP

When Doves Cry – Tribute to Prince is Available to Download Now! Our band, Afro-Cuban collective Rhythms Del Mundo, has released a new EP When Doves Cry – Tribute to Prince. The four-track EP features three...

Why We NEED to Educate Children About Ocean Plastics

We’ve just read about Pollutoys, which have been produced by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. These children’s toys might look cute and fluffy on the outside, but their insides are jam-packed with indigestible plastic...

How the Island of Palau is Protecting Our Oceans

Two years ago, Palau designated 193,000 square miles of its maritime territory as a protected marine reserve - meaning no fishing or mining could take place. The result of protecting this vast area of...

Events coming up…

The Ocean Conference, United Nations, New York APE will attend the first UN Ocean Conference in New York on the 5th - 9th June 2017. The aim of the Conference is to - Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14...

Earth Day – We Can All Make a Difference

Tomorrow (22nd April) marks Earth Day, over 200 million people in over 141 countries are on board, raising awareness of environmental issues. The Earth Day theme for 2017 is environmental and climate literacy, there...

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