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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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Kia Kaha to all our Kiwi followers. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to our New Zealand Muslim community. This not who we are. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

White Shark Conservation Trust

This is a very graphic image but the message is plain and simple.This image is most graphic to me. I took it on my last trip. The stripes and the clean cut of an animal, it stands out from the many images I’ve taken in this market. Some of my undercover work has lead me to find out a single shark fin company made more than 150k USD in one month from fin exports. One fishermen gets around $150 for two weeks of fishing work. The shark fin trade is an unregulated plague putting pressure on the oceans because of its financial position to influence laws and local law enforcement, its impacts are often disregarded. Even CITES can’t help protected species when you can just buy permits to trade them. The more I discover about these trades the more I realise, sharks may rule the oceans, but money rules the world. #projecthiu (words by Madison Stewart) ... 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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White Shark Conservation Trust is proud to be associated with the following organisations.