Want to take action right now for sharks?
Knowledge is the most powerful tool we have and to obtain it requires a continual seeking out of as many voices from as many communities and perspectives as possible to get the best, long-lasting solutions. It's important to note that personal privileges and biases come into play and one sweeping concept or idea simply doesn't work for all situations or communities. To save shark populations we need to acknowledge the interwoven complexities of these issues, listen and welcome in those communities and individuals that are the closest to them- including Indigenous communities, shark fisherman, scientists, policy makers, etc.
Sharing is Caring-
Using your social media account to spread awareness and connect with like-minded passionate people helps build a shark action network. Be sure to follow us on social media to help learn about new studies and shark organizations to support, see and sign active e-petitions, peek new product collabs and so much more.
Social media is also a good way to stay in the know about upcoming ocean/environmental legislation in your area as well as interact with your city, state and country representatives that are making (or not making) strides to protect and save our environment. And while "voting" or "elections" may seem boring they are critically underutilized and underrated in getting the changes we want to see, for sharks or otherwise. Remember: taking part in every election will help get us closer to the changes that will protect communities, safeguard species and critical habitat. Your vote, your voice matters- don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
Just Keep Swimming-
Scuba diving, wildlife tours and other 'eco-tourism' activities bring in billions of dollars across the globe. Responsible eco-tourism can help promote protection of reefs and other natural habitats for a host of flora and fauna that would otherwise be further threatened or even extinct. So don't hesitate in renting that paddle board or snorkel and exploring the ocean ecosystem on your next vacation. HOWEVER! be sure to do your research and support local guides over 'influencer-lead' or big corporations that are actually doing more harm than good to the community. Embrace the real culture of the area you're visiting, look up some history, learn some of the language and be respectful as a minimum- encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Gettin' Fishy with It -
Be sure to keep expanding your knowledge around sharks and their watery world. When you stay up to date on available resources as well as threats to sharks and our vital ocean ecosystems, you ensure their protection for future generations.
Feel free to get started by browsing our resources in the Shark Blog to learn more about issues threatening sharks, see shark species profiles, sign + share active petitions or read interviews from SHARKFLUENCERS like you using their talents to help brighten the future for sharks and the planet.
For way more ideas and ways you can help save sharks as well as become more sustainable check out our SHARK BLOG!