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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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
Because many shark species are highly migratory, even those that spend part of their lives in protected waters might swim far from those areas, leaving them vulnerable to fishing nets and hooks. That’s partially why 63 million to 273 million sharks are killed every year in the world’s fisheries. Read More
Sharks and rays worldwide could use another month like April. While populations of both animals still face heavy threats from illegal fishing and overfishing worldwide, many will benefit from the conservation progress of the past month. Read More