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To contribute to the worldwide conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias. To increase public awareness, dispel the myths about the great white shark and provide some hope for the species survival.

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The White Shark Conservation Trust has been established to promote awareness of the need to conserve and protect the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias and to educate the public about the animal. This action was triggered by a personal desire of one of the Trustees who decided he could no longer remain an armchair environmentalist. The realisation of the absolute fragility of these creatures was brought home to Bruce Goorney on a life changing expedition to see the sharks first hand at the Neptune Islands in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia in January 2008.

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Happy White Shark Wednesday! Last week we shared an infographic about a new paper led by Hannah Verkamp of Sulikowski Shark and Fish Conservation Lab. These collaborations help us all further the understanding of this species! ... See MoreSee Less
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A nice film clip... White sharks really are not interested in us a food source. This pointer swims under some surfers and shows no interest at all in the surface activity.fb.watch/419ZS6XRc9/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are sickened and stunned this sort of game fishing is still happening. We thought the 1970’s/80’s mentality was far behind us.Mako shark reportedly caught today by the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club, New South Wales, Australia.Despite being legal, with nearly 70% of wildlife lost since 1970 and mako sharks now classed as endangered by the IUCN, the selfishness and irresponsibility of killing this animal is all but criminal.📷 Port Hacking Game Fishing Club ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosFISHERMEN SPEND 45MIN REELING IN MONSTER SHARKThe Port Hacking Game Fishing Club posted this photo of Paul Barning and his group reeling in the monster shark. It was caught between Botany Bay and Port Hacking and was handed to experts for marine research after it was weighed. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sharks in NZ Maori Culture

Many Kiwis are unaware of the cultural significance of the white shark to the Maori people.

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Why Save Sharks

So why the need to protect them, or any other shark? The need to be eco friendly, the desire to protect our planet this is something that is being increasingly embraced across the globe.

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How You Can Help

Sometimes it seems like theres a rising tide of apathy and we as individuals are powerless to stop it. This is not true there are so many things we can do, little things can send a powerful message.

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