Attend Sharkfest 2018!
Be a Part of it!
Photo: Diana Scalfati
Our Exhibitors have ways to get involved with making a change, from petitions and beach cleans to science courses and conservation programs.
Talk to us at the Fin Fighters Stall and join our volunteer program, Citizen Shark Science program and much much more!
Find out more about our campaigns here
All other images (c) Nick Corkill
DO YOU HAVE AN OLD GOPRO?
We're seeking donations of GoPro equipment for Baited Remote Underwater Visual surveys (BRUVs!) for sharks around Dorset. We have several incredible species using our coast, and sadly many are endangered. To make matters worse, most people don't even know that they're here, or that they need help! These sharks need their profile raising, and that's exactly what we're going to do.
LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN MARINE CONSERVATION or VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE
SHARKS IN THE PHILIPPINES
THEIR FUTURE OUR FUTURE is a video campaign to raise awareness amongst Filipinos and international tourists on marine wildlife interaction guidelines in anticipation of the launch of new national marine wildlife interaction guidelines in the Philippines.
Scuba divers, snorkelers, wildlife watchers and thrill seekers - we need you! Take action and sign our petition to STOP Unregulated Wildlife Tourism in the Philippines - Pass NEW legislation to protect sharks and other species for generations to come. Ensure your future adventures - use your #powertoprotectPH
Link to the petition: http://bit.ly/powertoprotectph
Campaign website: http://www.theirfutureourfuture.com/
The Marine Biological Association
GET INVOLVED IN MARINE BIOLOGY IN THE UK
Become a member of the Marine Biological Association; whether you are a student, professional, or just passionate about marine biology, we have a membership package for you.
Our members receive a subscription to the Marine Biologist magazine (see http://www.mba.ac.uk/marine-biologist), access to bursaries and members-only science events, plus the opportunity to support scientific research and outreach!
To find out more visit: https://www.mba.ac.uk/membership and to find out more about our shark research follow this link https://www.mba.ac.uk/fellows/sims-lab#b16
The Manta Trust, WWF & Project AWARE
RESPONSIBLE SHARK & RAY TOURISM: A GUIDE TO BEST PRACTISE
Unsustainable exploitation of sharks and rays – mainly driven by overfishing – is widespread with one in four shark and ray species now threatened with an increased risk of extinction. Yet across the globe, shark and ray tourism is increasing in popularity. Currently, around 400
well-established tourism operations focus on interacting with species of sharks and rays, and it’s estimated that this number could more than double over the next twenty years, generating over 780 million USD in expenditures around the world.
Aided by science and industry experts, this Guide has been developed to help empower dive leaders and tourism operators to take action to conserve sharks and rays and promote responsible practices. The Guide includes the latest science-based guidance as well as practical, hands-on tools like performance scorecards, checklists and example codes of conduct. It will help dive operators develop guidelines appropriate to their local circumstances, such as species and location.
View the guide here: http://www.mantatrust.org/a-guide-for-responsible-shark-ray-tourism/