Nov. 27/15

Thanks to your generous support, Project AWARE had a successful year in 2015 and is looking forward to 2016! Here’s what we accomplished together over the last year.

Check out the infographic below to see your support in 2015 in action or watch our Year In Review 2015 video.

Oct. 11/14
Beachwalk Mall
Jln Pantai Kuta Kuta Beach
8° 42' 59.382" S, 115° 10' 9.498" E

6:30 pm Sunday, Oct 12
Beachwalk, Kuta, Bali

Aug. 30/14
Florintine Gardens - Broadway International Film Festival
5951 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States
34° 6' 6.4836" N, 118° 19' 11.4528" W

Extinction Soup Los Angeles Premier! - Free entry!

At the Broadway International Film Festival at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, August 31st, at 5:30 pm
The screening of the film will be at 6:30.

After the film there will be time for a Q&A session an update on the ongoing campaign to stop the trade of shark fins.

Schedule for the Sunday event:
3:30pm The Man from Jalisco
4:00pm Love in the Davie Mountain
5:30pm Gathering & Music

Apr. 09/14

The first workshop for key African shark fishing and trading States was held in Casablanca, Morocco from 11 to 13 February 2014. Representatives from both CITES and fisheries authorities in ten States attended the meeting and adopted a Casablanca Declaration. The workshop was opened by Mme Zakia Driouich, Secretary General of the Department of Maritime Fisheries of Morocco.

Mar. 10/14

Conservationists have vowed to continue the fight against Western Australia’s shark kill policy, despite being dealt another blow in a bid to end the so-called cull.

After earlier losing a legal bid to have the baited drumlines off the WA coast removed, on Wednesday the state’s Environmental Protection Authority declined to formally assess the program which has claimed over 100 sharks since the start of the year.

Jan. 29/14

According to the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG), ray species are at a higher risk than sharks. Through a first ever global study of extinction risk according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ criteria, the SSG estimates a quarter of the world’s sharks and rays threatened with extinction. Of the 1,041 species assessed, 107 rays and 74 sharks are classified as threatened. 

Dec. 19/13

On 13th December 2013, the Australian Government took a major step backwards for marine conservation, suspending the implementation of management plans for the 33 new marine parks, including parks in the Coral Sea, the Kimberley and the Great Australian Bight. These management plans outline the levels of protection the parks provide to fragile ocean habitat and the marine species within them.

Jan. 11/14
Atolls Male, Ari and Rashdoo
4° 10' 1.2216" N, 73° 13' 6.1824" E

We'll make the specialty course AWARE shark conservation, we'll see the healthy of the maldivian sharks, the diversity of the species and we'll teach to the people of the life on board the way to swim with the whale shark for not disturb him. Every body will be welcome to the course in the Maldivian Dream boat


The CITES Secretariat launched today a Web section on sharks and manta rays to assist the 179 Parties to the Convention in putting in place effective measures to control international trade in the newly listed species.

Jul. 26/13

The Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) this July was a fantastic opportunity to meet AWARE supporters and thank them in person for their efforts to protect the ocean.  Scuba Junkie shark expert Rohan Perkins presented at MIDE to help raise awareness for sharks. Rohan received Project AWARE funding through the Ocean Action Project in 2012 so I made a special trip to visit the Scuba Junkie team and check out their conservation programs.