Global Shark Conservation

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The plight of sharks and the work of Pew’s Global Shark Conservation Campaign has been documented through videos, reports, fact sheets and other material that you can find below.

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  • Sri Lanka Again Shows Its Commitment to Protecting Sharks

    Despite progress in conservation efforts in recent years, many shark populations around the world have not recovered from heavy fishing and still face significant threats. Sri Lanka is among the many countries trying to address those threats, and the government advanced those efforts further March 5-6 by hosting a workshop to help the region’s customs, fisheries, and environmental officers... Read More

  • Hong Kong Boosts Penalties for Illegal Trade in Sharks and Rays

    In the marine conservation community, Hong Kong has long been known as a bad actor—the center of the global trade in shark fins and a bustling market for a huge range of illegal wildlife products. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council took a step in January toward shedding that image by adopting stiffer penalties for illicit trade in endangered sharks and rays. Read More

  • Samoa Adds to Pacific Conservation Legacy by Creating Shark Sanctuary

    The waters surrounding the South Pacific island nation of Samoa are prime habitat for nearly 30 species of sharks and rays, and today the government took a critical step toward protecting them. At a forum to celebrate the region’s history of strong shark conservation, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi announced that the country is designating all of its national waters a... Read More

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