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Sharks are critical to ocean health, but their populations are in decline due to overfishing and international trade. Learn more.
Sharks help maintain a healthy ocean, which in turn supports people by providing food security and economic prosperity. Learn more.
Each year, approximately 100 million sharks are killed, largely for their fins to make shark fin soup. Learn more.
The overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks has led to drastic population declines for some of the world’s most iconic sharks. Learn more.
In some places, sharks are worth more alive than dead. More and more tourists from around the world are paying to dive with sharks. Learn more.
Oceanic whitetip sharks are targeted for their large high valued fins. Although they are found in many of the world’s oceans, populations of these sharks have plummeted in recent decades. Learn more.
Hammerhead sharks have some of most valuable fins in the fin trade. In some locations around the world, hammerheads have nearly disappeared. Learn more.
Porbeagle sharks are closely related to the great white shark, a shark species already protected by CITES. They are killed for their fins and meat, which is highly valued in Europe. Read more.
It is estimated that gill plates from more than 4,000 manta rays are traded annually for use in Asia in a purported health tonic. Learn more.
In two months, Shark Stanley has traveled to 115 countries on the road to Bangkok. Take your photo with him, and post it online to ask your country to vote for sharks. Visit www.sharkstanley.com