Luke Warwick joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2011, bringing 10 years of marine conservation policy expertise to the global shark conservation campaign. Pew’s shark conservation effort works with government leaders, scientists, fisheries experts, diplomats, and survivors of shark attacks to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to help rebuild their populations through habitat protection, catch and trade regulation, and demand reduction.
Warwick was a key member of the Pew team that helped win groundbreaking trade restrictions for commercially exploited sharks in 2013 through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Before joining Pew, Warwick led the U.K. government’s work on marine species protection. In that capacity, he developed and implemented domestic and international policies to protect vulnerable marine species, focusing on sharks, cetaceans, and seabirds. He has worked on projects in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
Warwick studied oceanography and marine biology at the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre.
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Thanks to the work of shark and ray conservation advocates in a number of key governments, hope is growing that dozens of countries will agree to new safeguards for numerous species of these fish. Those protections will be on the table when the 124 governments that are parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) meet Oct. 23-28 in the Philippine... Read More
Photo and video journalist Steve De Neef may be based in Maine, but a desire to show sharks for what they are—majestic animals and critical players in the ocean food web—has taken him to the most remote reaches of the world. Read More
Seeking to protect significant sources of tourism revenue that are also culturally and ecologically vital species, two Pacific island nations announced new commitments to safeguard sharks and rays in their waters. The announcement came during the June 5 to 9 U.N. Ocean Conference in New York. Read More