The Shark Foundation supports or manages its own projects which serve to protect sharks. Projects of a scientific nature are designed to extend our knowledge on sharks so that we can find ways of protecting them more effectively. Others are designed to help improve the image of sharks and provide the public with information, including their important role in the oceans' ecosystem and the current threat to the very existence of many shark species.
Whenever necessary, Shark Foundation projects are examined by the Foundation's scientific advisory committee which is composed of highly qualified shark researchers and scientists.
The Online Shark Database comprises data on biology, state of the degree of endangerment and distribution data of presently 225 shark species. 58 species are documented with photographs.
Shark Information Projekt Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the international fin trade hub. More than 70 % of all shark fins are transported via Hong Kong to the asian markets and especially mainland China. The Shark Foundation supports a project of Alex Hofford and Paul Hilton, both resident in Hong Kong, to inform the Chinese an asian population on the massive negative impact of Shark Fin trade and consumption on the international shark populations.
In 2010 Alex and Paul could publish the book MAN & SHARK (192 pages, Chinese and English). The book was produced with significant support of the Shark Foundation. The Shark Foundation financed this project with a total of CHF 15'000.00.
We need your help in order to carry out the various projects. You can support individual projects directly by noting the respective donation code on the deposit slip or bank transfer.