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.
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.