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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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In light of the extremely sad event of yesterday at Waihi beach, we again urge Kiwis and residents in New Zealand to please be vigilant when visiting the beach this summer. Events like this are extremely rare however sharks are plentiful in our coastal habitats and we should respect this and not take unnecessary risks. Try to avoid early morning or late afternoon swims if possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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This video clip documents the migration of a white shark from the Australian East coast across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. We know there is a large number of white sharks that frequent our coast that migrate to Australia and this highlights the vulnerability of the species as it crosses international waters where it can fall to commercial fishing vessels. youtu.be/RkUeLTRWl_w ... 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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