Sharks comprise about 1% of all living fish, with approximately 350 species occurring globally. Most sharks feed on other fish or marine mammals, while some are plankton feeders. Threats to sharks include incidental capture during net fishing and hunting due to an increase in trade for shark products and persecution.
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Information about the species and the threats to their survival imposed by consumer demands. Discover news, information and links.
Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
To help address the lack of data, and contribute to public awareness of the issues involved in shark conservation, the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation (PSRF) was formed as a nonprofit research and education group in 1990.
International organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of endangered species. Find mission statement, information on lectures, tours and current research projects.
Shark Research Institute
Shark research and conservation worldwide. Programs include ocean advocacy, education, satellite tracking and DNA studies.
The Shark Trust
Organization dedicated to the conservation of species in general, including rays and skates. Find news, photos, information on joining and making donations.
Sharkkbait's Shark Conservation and Home Page
Essay dispels common myths and misconceptions about attacks. Also discusses the role the predator plays in maintaining balance in ecosystems.
Details on the status, conservation, and management of sharks, in particular grey nurse and great white sharks, in Australian waters.
The Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project
A five year scientific study on the behaviour of thresher sharks which frequent Malapascua Island. Details include volunteer internship expeditions, conservation objectives, current results and partnerships.
Watching Out for Sharks
Article describes the research and conservation efforts of the California Pelagic Shark Tagging Program. Includes a discussion of population status in California waters. (December 19, 2003)
BBC News: Increase in Shark Sightings
Article provides information on research from the Marine Conservation Society suggesting that basking shark populations may be beginning to recover in British waters. (August 29, 2003)
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