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To support healthy oceans by promoting better protection for sharks and rays.

As most sharks serve as top predators at the pinnacle of the marine food pyramid, they also play a critical role in ocean ecosystems. Directly or indirectly they regulate the natural balance of these ecosystems, at all levels, and so are an integral part of them. As they usually hunt old, weak or sick prey, they also help to keep the prey population in good condition, and therefore allow the healthy and strong animals to reproduce and pass on their genes.  The effects of removing sharks from the ocean ecosystems, although complex and rather unpredictable, are likely to be ecologically and economically damaging.  It is, therefore, our goal to promote better protection for sharks and rays, whilst also supporting better protection of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems. We accomplish our mission through a mixture of on-the-ground and online campaigning, educational outreach programs and peer reviewed scientific research. See the links below for more information on our programs.


Research   Education   Conservation