The Shark Trust is excited to announce that for one week only, all donations, large or small, will be doubled in the Big Give Green Match Fund.
The Shark Trust is hoping to raise £10,000, which will be doubled to £20,000. This will go towards their latest campaign, the Big Shark Pledge. The Big Shark Pledge is at the heart of an ambitious set of campaign actions, working to secure science-based catch limits on all sharks and rays affected by the international high seas fishing fleet. The pledge will build the largest campaigning community in shark and ray conservation history to support a raft of policy actions over the vital years ahead.
Many of our best known and much-loved sharks make their home on the high seas. In our shared ocean, these oceanic sharks and rays face a very real threat from a huge international fleet of industrial-scale fishing vessels. Research published in early 2021 confirmed that over three-quarters of oceanic sharks and rays are now at risk of extinction due to the destructive impact of overfishing. They have declined by 71% over the last 50 years.
Shark Trust CEO Paul Cox says of the Big Shark Pledge: “It’s designed to give everyone who cares about the future of sharks the chance to add their voice to effective and proven conservation action. By adding their name to the Pledge, supporters will be given opportunities to apply pressure at key moments to influence change.”
Amazing oceanic sharks and rays are at risk from excessive fishing. Donate now, double your impact, and be part of the movement to save these remarkable creatures.