Balloons - don't let them go
When helium balloons are released into the sky they eventually freeze and shatter, falling back to earth as litter.
These leftover peices often land in the ocean and look like jellyfish or squid - a favourite food of many fish, whales, turtles and seabirds.
Even balloons labelled as 'biodegradable' can take between one to four years to degrade, leaving plenty of time for them to be eaten or to entabgle wildlife.
The City of Stirling asks people to not release helium balloons at our reserves and facilities. Please help us to keep our City's sky and sea litter-free and safe for all animals.
For more information, view the helium balloon fact sheet here.