Conservation Organisations

The Sussex Dolphin Project collaborates with marine conservation organisations and projects of all sizes that improves awareness about local marine ecosystems and species.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading marine environment not-for-profit organisation. Their vision is for seas rich in marine wildlife, abundant & sustainable fish stocks, and pollution free beaches & bathing waters. MCS educates and inspires people to change their habits, opinions and preconceptions to help preserve our oceans.

Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity that focuses on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life found in our towns, countryside and coasts. A core part of their work is Living Seas, where they are actively involved in safeguarding the future of UK’s seas through designation of Marine Conservation Zones, running citizen science projects, as well as responding to consultations on developments that may affect marine life.

The Living Coast (Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region)

The Living Coast is an organisation whose mission is to connect people and nature to inspire a positive future, today. They are a part of the Brighton & Lewes UNESCO World Biosphere Region, and are actively involved with different projects along the Sussex coast, such as the designation of a Marine Conservation Zone in Beachy Head, East Sussex.

Sussex Seabed Restoration Project

The Sussex Seabed Restoration Project was launched by passionate local people to research and protect local marine habitiats for future generations. 

Launched in 2022 by local free-diver Steve Allnut, his underwater videos and marine conservation activity we used to inspire the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project and are shared on Sussex Seabed Restoration social media channels.


Plastic Free Brighton & Hove Coalition

Set up by Surfers Against Sewage, the Plastic Free coalition was set up so that local communities could take action to tackle avoiding single-use plastic from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it.

The coalition is made up of other organisations and businesses including Plastic Free Pledge, Incredible Oceans, Refill Brighton, Ruby Moon Gym to Swim, Ocean’s 8 Brighton, Friends of the Earth Brighton & Hove, Brighton Climate Action Network, Pier 2 Pier Beach Clean, and Brighton & Peace Environment Centre.

The Mammal Society

Established in 1954, the Mammal Society is a charity leading efforts to collect and share information on UK mammals to provide up-to-date, reliable information and science-led advice to advocate effective conservation policy.

They raise public awareness of mammals, support an ever-growing network of experts and enthusiasts, and encourage people to participate in mammal monitoring and recording with various citizen science projects.

Conservation Careers

Conservation Careers is a careers advice centre for people looking to get a career in conservation. They are helping over 200,000 conservationists in over 200 countries across the world, and believe that wildlife deserves great conservationists working to protect it.

Conservation Careers offers guidance to find out work what it’s like to work in different roles, for different organisations, and how you can get that dream conservation job today.

Leave no trace Brighton

We are a group of local beach lovers that are campaigning to raise awareness and action to protect our beaches and green spaces. Our aim is to educate, encourage and empower individuals, communities and businesses to reduce, reuse, recycle or properly dispose rubbish so our beaches, green spaces and sea can be clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers

The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers is a local organisation run by a group of volunteers, caring for local beaches and seas within Sussex. They actively organise beach clean events in Rottingdean, Saltdean and Ovingdean throughout the year.

The organisation also supports local schools and groups through running virtual beach clean events and ‘teach on the beach’ experiences to get people engaged about marine conservation.

Pier2Pier Beach Clean

Pier2Pier Beach Clean brings free Silent Disco Beach Cleans to Brighton beach each month for the public, and offers unique team-building opportunities for groups and teams. Their whole aim is to deliver exciting adventures that give back to the environment.

“We’re all about exciting adventures that give back to the environment.We believe we DO have power and we CAN make a difference, whoever and wherever we are. Step outside, reconnect with nature and go on an adventure with purpose.Never dull. Always dynamic. We’re willing to bet you haven’t experienced anything like it!” – Amy Gibson.