Thorness Bay Holiday Park, on the Isle of Wight, is supporting researchers from Project Seagrass and Swansea University as they conduct vital research into the seagrass beds growing around the Isle of Wight UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Seagrass plays a vital role in marine ecosystems as it provides habitat for thousands of species of fish, birds and reptiles and filters pollutants and bacteria, helping to keep coastal waters clean. Seagrass also absorbs and stores large amounts of carbon, a vital factor in the fight against climate change.
Project Seagrass is a global-facing environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through research, community and action. Together with WWF UK, Project Seagrass is working in the Solent to discover the optimal methods for habitat restoration and to collaborate with local business and community stakeholders to deliver positive change.
Jane Bates, Director of Sustainability and Procurement said: “We want to create a positive social and environmental impact, and our mission is to put sustainability at the heart of staycations. This includes supporting our local communities with positive environmental action. We are thrilled to be supporting the work of Project Seagrass as they look to improve the success rate of seagrass restoration in Thorness Bay. Their work will help protect the area for generations to come and is a perfect way to ensure this special site remains a haven for wildlife and biodiversity.”