Beneath the Waves

Few things are more spectacular than the world that lies beneath the waves. That watery world boasts everything from microscopic life forms to the largest animals on our planet.

Yet our ocean and the marine wildlife within it face more threats than ever, ranging from hunting and over-fishing to pollution, oil spills to global warming. Beneath the Waves - Protecting Marine Wildlife dives deep into the world under the seas, exploring whales and other marine wildlife, as well as how human activities are impacting the ocean and the animals that live there.


Beneath The Waves Education Programme

UK Secondary School Teaching Guide and Lessons »
Suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4


Beneath The Waves Education Programme

Pick up plastic guide »
How to organise your own clean-up operation


Beneath The Waves Education Programme

Protect marine wildlife pledge »
Nearly 90% of the debris in our oceans is plastic - pledge to reduce your plastic bag use today!


Beneath The Waves Education Programme

Animal poster set »
Each with an inspirational quote


Beneath The Waves Education Programme

Full programme PDF file »


Please visit our Teacher's Library for a wealth of free resource packs on animal welfare and conservation themes. IFAW's Animal Action education programmes are available in other languages including Dutch, French and German.



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Supported by Nat Geo Wild
Take a look at the Nat Geo Wild website, which features information on Sea Life, Creepy Crawlies, the Wild World and Pets and Rescuers. Check out the video player for your favourite shows as well.


Elephant Artwork

Beneath the Waves Video

The companion film is an excellent introduction to the concepts presented in the pack and is appropriate for general youth audiences.

Watch the film online now »