Sharks: Restoring the Balance

These ancient predators capture our imaginations. But sharks and rays are in crisis, with many populations being decimated by overfishing. WWF and TRAFFIC have joined forces to halt the decline through a major global initiative, but we’ll need your help to save sharks, and our oceans.
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How You Can Help

Your daily life affects sharks more than you might think, even if you live far from the ocean. Your actions can make a difference, as can supporting our work financially. We rely on the generous donations of people who care about sharks and rays - people like you. If you support our vision for healthy oceans, or if there is a project you feel passionate about and would like to receive information on how to become a partner, we would really love to hear from you.

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First practical guide to protected areas for sharks and rays launched

Added to Press Releases on 13 May 2019

WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have launched the first-ever Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) guide specifically aimed at sharks and rays.

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Innovative new toolkit to fill gaps in missing shark and ray data
Innovative new toolkit to fill gaps in missing shark and ray data

Added to Press Releases on 10 April 2019

WWF and the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries & Aquaculture (CSTFA) at James Cook University have developed the first toolkit of its kind that provides a variety of ways to collect scientific data on sharks and rays to help conserve and manage these species, many of which are threatened.

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Jurgen Freund/WWF
Plugging data gaps to bring sharks back from the brink

Added to Blogs on 10 April 2019

It’s hard to save species if you don’t have the right information. This is particularly true for sharks, and why WWF has launched the first-ever Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Sharks and Rays to help address a major gap in efforts by WWF and others to save sharks.

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