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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 realise on the outset this may seem totally unrelated to white sharks (or any sharks), however this young humpback’s life is at the moment threatened because of a shark net. Shark nets are a hugely destructive and ecologically damaging barrier and cause far more harm than good. We urge Australians a whole to cease using shark nets.#UpdateThe young humpback whale has survived the night and is now sitting off 30 nautical miles off the Tweed Coast, NSW, after dragging a shark net south from Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Rescue teams are on site to attempt to free it.We encourage everyone to respectfully contact Queensland Fisheries Minister Mark Furner and ask him to switch to non-lethal alternatives to keep both ocean users and marine life safe. There doesn't need to be a choice between one or the other, we can protect both. #NetsOutNow Envoy: Shark Cull ... See MoreSee Less
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In 2020, sharks killed around 12 people globally, with 10 of those cases classed as unprovoked attacks.By comparison, we kill 11,000-30,000 sharks every hour.At the lower end of that scale, that equates to 183 sharks killed every minute.Source: ISAF Shark Attack ReportImage: Mike Coots ... 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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