Help reduce entanglement in plastics
Plastic ropes, nets, buoys, and packaging materials make up a huge proportion of the debris on British Columbia’s coast. These plastics can lead to entanglements that choke animals, cause them to drown, create infections, and limit their ability to feed or move properly. Because plastics break down so slowly, the entanglement can become more severe as the animal grows. In fact, the same piece of plastic could debilitate or kill multiple animals.
Lose the loop!
Support sustainable fisheries.
Support research and technologies that reduce the threat of entanglement.
Know what to do if there is an entanglement and help inform others.
Hogan, E., & Warlick, A. (January 02, 2017). Packing Bands Entangling Pinnipeds Around the World: Global Review and Policy. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 20, 1, 96-104.