Join with WSPA to help protect sea animals

What’s happening?

Millions of sea animals suffer slow and painful deaths as a result of one of the ocean’s deadliest killers, ‘ghost gear’ – lost and abandoned fishing gear. Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans.

Each year sees the appearance of new ghost gear due to factors such as extreme weather events, accidental loss or deliberate disposal at sea.

Mostly made of plastic with a life expectancy of up to 600 years, ghost gear accumulates in our oceans at an estimated rate of 640,000 tonnes per year or one tonne of ghost gear per 125 tonnes of fish caught. This causes huge devastation to marine habitats as it continues to catch, entangle and kill hundreds of species including seals, turtles, dolphins and whales.

The growing volume of ghost gear and lack of a global solution puts a strain on the livelihoods of coastal communities and productivity of the fishing industry.

WSPA’s efforts

WSPA moves the world to protect animals because animals have a right to live free from pain.  Today they’re working on projects worldwide – helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals. They help the world see how important animals are to all of us because millions of people depend on animals. They’re campaigning for a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, and over 2 million people, 330 animal groups and dozens of governments have already pledged their support.

They end the needless suffering of animals, influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda, help the world see how important animals are to all of us, inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better and move the world to protect animals.

Supporting WSPA

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

WSPA needs your help. When you see or remove any ghost gear, upload your sighting. Your sightings will then appear on the map below. Together, we can demonstrate the global scale of ghost gear and move the world to protect millions of sea animals for generations to come.

Join with WSPA now and help protect sea animals:
http://www.worldanimalprotection.org/sea-change-map?lat=12.382928338487408&lng=-0.17578125&zoom=2

 

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