I pledge to: Protect biodiversity
Help to protect biodiversity while on holiday by thinking about the products you buy.
By making small changes to what we buy, we can make a big difference to the environment and biodiversity. For example, check the ingredients when purchasing sunscreen and avoid the ingredient oxybenzone — this chemical damages coral reefs and disrupts the marine ecosystem. You should also avoid buying souvenirs from threatened wildlife, such as shells, corals, tortoiseshell, sponges, ebony or ivory. Opt for lionfish if you see it on a restaurant menu, it’s often an invasive species posing a threat to reef ecosystems, and tastes great too.