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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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We ask our followers living in
New Zealand to be vigilant when at the beach now and through the Christmas holiday. The waters are warmer than they usually are this time of the year and there have been a much larger number of sightings close to shore than we would expect. They are following fish and we urge you to take care when at the beach

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Our lockdown project airs in this part of the world on Sunday! Shark Lockdown, 7:30pm on SKY 070 in New Zealand, and Foxtel608 in Australia. It’s a show made thanks to the incredible work of an all-Kiwi all star crew. So stoked to work with them all! Beuchat NZ ... See MoreSee Less

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Shared with kind permission from Graeme Johnson. This was filled yesterday while he was fishing on the Kiapara, a harbour we have often gone to to conduct research on White Sharks. The warm temperature has resulted in the pointers increased numbers early in the harbour. From what we have seen it seems to be juvenile sharks that use the harbour, following an abundance of fish. ... 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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