Attenborough's plea to save 'magical' kelp forests

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The kelp forests off England's south coast are one of the most important marine habitats on Earth Sir David Attenborough is backing a campaign to save them from destruction [Tap to expand]

David Attenborough: Save Sussex's magical kelp forestsKelp forests of the West Sussex coast are one of the most biodiverse environments on the planet, but they have been damaged by changing fishing habits and sediment being dumped on the seafloor.

The kelp is also important in reducing the impact of climate change as it can absorb about 600 million tonnes of carbon, twice as much as UK emits each year. Sir David has backed an initiative by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority to introduce an inshore trawler exclusion zone to help the kelp regenerate.

See more on Inside Out South on BBC One in the south of England on Monday September 30 at 19:30 GMT and

 

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BBCWorld Thank you for this. We must protect these incredible places if we want life on earth, humans included, to survive.

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how much is to be spent on them?

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