Protecting Our Playgrounds on #WorldOceansDay

Released by Land Rover BAR.

Land Rover BAR have put sustainability at the heart of everything we do, since the launch of the team with our Exclusive Sustainability Partner 11th Hour Racing, back in June 2014. During the three years since we launched the team and partnership, they have embedded sustainability across all the team’s operations, here we take a look at some of the ways the team are protecting their playground.

Did you know:

  • 6,000 people to date have experienced the 11th Hour Racing Exploration Zone in Bermuda learning about Ocean Plastics and innovative solutions to tackling the problem
  • Successful native oyster regeneration project in the Solent
    • 1,000 oysters saved from a dredge site and re-homed in protected cages at the team base in Portsmouth as a pilot for Solent-wide roll out
    • A single oyster can filter 400L water per day, vastly improving water quality
    • 1,000,000 oysters will be reintroduced by the end of the year across 6 MDL locations

Dr. Simon Boxall Principal Teaching Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton – 

“Land Rover BAR show that outstanding marine conservation can be synonymous with fast, active and exciting. They minimise their own footprint while still attaining world leading racing, using their high profile to address global marine issues.  Their work is not just that of rhetoric, but of active participation through regular beach clean-ups, restoration of marine environments (for example the native oyster population in the Solent) and extensive outreach programmes.. They are outstanding ambassadors for the health of our World’s ocean.”

Published by: Land Rover BAR, June 08, 2017.