Shark Trust

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The Shark Trust is a charitable organization founded in the UK in 1997, and is dedicated to promoting the study, management and conservation of sharks, skates and rays (elasmobranchs) in the UK and internationally.[1]

They are an effective and well respected advocate for shark management and protection, undertaking a range of projects, campaigns and policy work to ensure the survival of this integral apex predator.

The Trust operates scientific research and education programmes, and works with divers, politicians, boat owners, and commercial and recreational fishers as well as the general public. It has produced codes of conduct for approaching Basking Sharks[2] and Whale Sharks[3] safely and responsibly. It also campaigns for legislative protection of vulnerable shark species and for tighter legislation restricting shark finning.[4]

The Shark Trust holds events to raise awareness about shark conservation throughout the year, including eggcase hunts at which participants search the coastline for shark eggcases.[5]

You can support their work by becoming a member, adopting a shark or making a donation. To find out more about other ways you can get involved visit www.sharktrust.org.

You can also follow the work of the Trust on Twitter,Facebook andGoogle+.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shark Trust Website". Shark Trust. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Basking Shark Project". Shark Trust. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Whale Shark Project". Shark Trust. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Stop Shark Finning Campaign". Shark Trust. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Great Eggcase Hunt Project". Shark Trust. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 

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