Support Our Sharks is actively involved in shark conservation efforts around the world and encourages all SOS visitors to get involved and make a difference. Shark protection and conservation is of upmost importance if we wish to maintain a healthy balance in the world's oceans. There are many organisations around the world that are doing their part to protect sharks but without your support we cannot take it past the finish line. Some organisations are fighting globally to limit the effects of commercial shark finning while others are concentrated on protecting sharks in a specific regions where overfishing and environmental degeneration are causing their numbers to plummet dangerously.
Supporting the work of these shark protection and conservation groups doesn't have to be a time consuming or expensive proposition (unless you want it to be). Often it is simply a matter of signing a petition or agreeing to copy and paste an email to government officials, but the results that you and others can jointly achieve by these small actions can be significant.
Big fishing has big money and money talks. Large fishing consortiums are able to retain professional lobbyists whose job it is to wine, dine, schmooze with, and coerce decision makers into passing legislation in favour of commercial fisheries (which is generally against the best interests of shark populations). Sometimes the only way to go head to head with these companies is by raising an equal amount of money to spearhead a campaign in favour of stricter legislation protecting sharks.
Not all shark champions fight with the pen. If you prefer to support a more hands on approach then there are organisations out there like Sea Shepherd that put themselves in harms way because sometimes that is the only way to stop the carnage.
Some organisations are more fiscally responsible than others, some have bigger teeth, and some like SOS work mostly to educate the masses in the hope that future generations will be more conscious of the plight of sharks. All of our collective organisations and groups bring together one voice that is heard around the world, but only with your help.