These ancient predators capture our imaginations. But sharks and rays are in crisis, with over 1/3 of all species pushed towards extinction by overfishing. WWF and TRAFFIC have joined forces to stop the declines through a major global programme, but we’ll need your help to save sharks, rays, and our oceans.
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.
Thanks to grassroots action and community efforts, a once devastated reef in Mexico has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now teeming with marine wildlife, Cabo Pulmo has become a world-renowned shark diving destination especially popular for its bull sharks. But how did that happen? [by Kee Foong]Read more
A very rare and curious-looking ray called the smalltooth sawfish inhabits the waters of Florida in the US. Once on the verge of extinction, the animal is now making a comeback in the country thanks to the dedication of scientists, experts, authorities, and the community. This story brings a ray of hope for other endangered rays and sharks around the world.Read more
(19 May 2022) WWF in partnership with Elasmo Project, James Cook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) launch the Shark and Ray Recovery Initiative (SARRI) as a global response to bring sharks and rays back from the brink.Continue Reading
Sharks and rays are in crisis. What needs to be done to conserve these ancient, essential creatures?