WHAT IS SHARK CONSERVATION?
Shark conservation is the practice of protecting shark species and their habitats. Sharks play an important role in balancing the marine environment and provide stability to many other marine ecosystems. For Shark Guardian, the goal of shark conservation is to ensure that sharks will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of sharks for humans and other species alike.
Shark conservation has become an increasingly important practice due to the negative effects of human activity on these amazing creatures. An endangered species is defined as a population of a living species that is in danger of becoming extinct because the species has a very low or falling population, or because they are threatened by varying environmental or prepositional parameters. One Third of all shark species are considered either Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered as listed by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).
Shark Guardian engages in various international activities and projects for shark conservation.
TOP 8 HUMAN IMPACT THREATS TO SHARKS
Unregulated shark fishing
Shark bycatch from fishing
Demand for shark fin soup
Shark souvenirs and Jewellery
Shark nets along beaches
Pollution and marine debris
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Man VS Shark - Alex Hofford & Paul Hilton
UNREGULATED SHARK FISHING
70-200 Million sharks are killed each year
Some shark populations have decreased by more than 90% in certain areas
One Third of all sharks are Threatened with extinction.