Shark Conservation - South Africa
Sharks are vulnerable and in ecological trouble. Every year, more than 100 million sharks disappear from our waters. With the rapid decline, the global shark population has dropped by 90% since 1950 and 110 shark species are now listed as threatened with extinction on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
Deeply involved with various and diverse research and conservation projects concerning the Marine Big Five – penguins, whales, dolphins, seals and sharks – the project also works on educational and upliftment programmes in the local community. It is vital to reach as many communities to educate them on the importance of conserving our marine life.