Think you can only save sharks by being on the front lines? Think again. While some of the Shark Angels are busy in the field, there are things you can do from your home and daily lives, without heading to join us in some remote destination. Or dedicating your entire life to shark conservation.
So, here are ten easy things you can do:
Earn your wings and become a Shark Angel, serving as a spokesperson and local campaign activist.
Earn Your Wings
Give a presentation at a school or event.
Report an Issue
Since over ½ of the 73,000,000 sharks caught yearly are caught as by-catch, and some of the commercial fisheries are headed for collapse in a few short decades, please eat sustainably.
If you eat fish, you should do it wisely - and sustainably. Get smart! Download a seafood card and carry it with you. Most likely, one exists no matter where you live. You may even be able to download a cool iPhone App. You can even SMS a database of sustainable choices when out and about in South Africa, so no matter where you are, there are no excuses not to make informed decisions and minimize our collective impact.
And, no matter where you live, the myths about sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters are being perpetuated – dangerous mis-truths standing in the way of their conservation. Think sharks are evil re-incarnated? Watch this video, then say that.
Kids! You can save sharks too!
You can and should make a difference before there aren’t sharks left. In fact a recent IUCN report has identified over 1/3 of all shark species (more than 500 in total) are facing extinction – some in our lifetimes. Destroying sharks and the oceans isn't a legacy we want to leave for future generations. You?
How Kids Can Help
Every angel needs a few sets of wings... Get cool gear and support us at the same time!
Do you need the Angels help, do you want to report an injustice against sharks?
Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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