Adopt a Shark

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Adopt a Shark

Photo by Chris Hartzell

Photo by Chris Hartzell

Sharks have inhabited Earth’s oceans for 400 million years. But today, these amazing predators are disappearing at an alarming rate. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year through the brutal practice of shark finning and as accidental bycatch on fishing ships.

How your Adoption Helps Sharks

Your adoption supports Defenders’ work to pass laws outlawing shark finning and the sale, possession and trade of shark fins in many states and countries. We also work through the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to put a stop to unregulated shark fin trade, and gain greater protection for declining shark species.

All donations support our work to protect and restore the wildlife and wild places you care about.

Adoption Levels


$45
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Shark Group
$25
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Shark Family
$15
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Shark

How Your Adoption Helps to Protect Species and Habitats

Named "America's Best Wildlife Charity" by Reader's Digest, Defenders of Wildlife has been a leading innovator in developing the most effective ways to conserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands for over 65 years. Your adoption donation will immediately be put to use where it is most needed to achieve these goals.