Overfishing, bycatch and finning. You understand the tough problems facing shark populations worldwide and that divers can take significant steps to secure a brighter future for sharks. Mobilise your troops into action by teaching the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty or using the resources available in schools, community groups etc.
Thanks for choosing to Get Swimming to End Finning. Once you've set up your fundraising page at www.finathon.org you can download these FINtastic resources to help organize your Finathon® Challenge. Good Luck!
Join dive professionals around the world putting ocean protection at the heart of their business and help fund critical conservation initiatives too. With almost 200 partners, it's time for you to lead the way, get onboard and become 100% AWARE. Review this agreement to start enjoying the benefits of becoming a 100% AWARE Partner today!
Sharks are unique and play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy, but we are close to losing some shark species forever. Read this Study Guide to learn about the major threats, missing management strategies, and, best of all, the many actions you can take to give sharks a fighting chance.
If reading this Study Guide leaves you hungry for more shark action contact your local PADI dive centre to complete your AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty course.
We've taken the facts and the stats so you can follow the journey of rubbish from in land right out to our ocean. Follow The Ugly Journey of our Trash to learn how different kinds of debris threaten marine life.
Project AWARE, Shark Advocates International, Humane Society International, IFAW, The Shark Trust, and Defenders of Wildlife are welcoming an unprecedented suite of proposals from Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) to list 21 species of rays and sharks on the CMS Appendices. Download your copy of relevant factsheets below and learn more:
Unsightly, dangerous and destructive. You understand the devastating impact trash has on our ocean and you know the role scuba divers play to prevent, remove and report debris found underwater. Mobilize your troops into action by teaching the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty.
Situated off the coast of Padang, West Sumatra is the little island of Sinjaru - completely ringed by a white sandy shoreline. Beneath the surface are coral-encrusted sea walls and a fringing reef that serves as home to myriad fish and other marine flora/fauna, both resident and pelagic. Also calling this little piece of island paradise home are a handful of hawksbill turtles that feed and frolic along the reef system just off the shore.