Want to get more involved? Want to have your voice heard and have a say in the health and protection of marine species? Take a look below at global campaigns that you can submit a testimony, comment, share on social media, etc. to help protect marine animals!
Please support @projectaware 's efforts to protect Mako sharks! Sign the petition by clicking the direct link below:
"The shortfin mako is an exceptionally vulnerable shark species prized for meat, fins, and sport. Makos cross entire ocean basins and yet there are no international limits on their catch. Because of the importance of diving in Egypt, South Africa, and the US, we’re targeting officials from these countries to champion the cause.
This November, ICCAT will face new scientific advice on the status of makos, and a critical opportunity to protect Atlantic populations from overfishing. Add your name and sign the petition. We call on ICCAT Parties to heed the science and ask Egypt, South Africa and the US to lead the way toward securing a ban on landing Atlantic makos before it's too late. It's make or break time for makos. Please step up now."
Link to petition :https://e-activist.com/page/13272/petition/1?locale=en-US
Please help us protect the Galapagos Islands from illegal poaching! A Chinese fishing vessel was just found with over a ton of sharks including endangered species like hammerheads and silkies. Please support this campaign to help fund two speed boats to help monitor and protect the Galapagos Islands to keep this from happening again!
Go to think link! #helpsavesharks #SaveTheOcean: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/two-kick-ass-speed-boats-to-combat-illegal-shark-fishing-in-the-galapagos/pelayosalinas
HELP SAVE OUR NATIONAL MONUMENTS!!
The Department of Interior has put 27 of our national monuments, including Papahanaumokuakea under review under the Antiquities Act in an effort to reduce government control. This means the potential to get rid of land and marine protected areas. In a time of global environmental crisis it is imperative that we protect what we can.
PLEASE Take 5 minutes to submit a formal comment in support of keeping ALL of our national monuments!
https://www.regulations.gov and type "DOI-2017-0002" into search bar
Deadline is July 10th 2017 and spread the word!
Click on any of the images below to be sent to the link!
OCEANIC WHITETIPS NEED YOUR HELP!
Only 5 days left to submit a comment in support of listing the Oceanic whitecap shark as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)! Their numbers are declining rapidly and without your help they may go extinct! Take a stand in conservation and #helpsavesharks! Just click on the link below or the image above and fill click on the GREEN button that says "SUBMIT A FORMAL COMMENT"
Following us on isntagram @oneoceanconservation ? Click the link in the bio to submit a comment too!
Help out Oceanic Whitetip Sharks now!
Oceanic whitetip sharks have been proposed to be listed as threatened under the endangered species act and you can help by submitting a testimonial! Some good things to add in your testimonials would be facts about the sharks, their population status, how they have previously been affected by fishing and finning, etc! Or feel free to copy and paste the paragraph below! Please submit all comments by March 29, 2017!
Oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) are some of the most widespread sharks. Due to their widespread presence, they have been caught as bycatch in large numbers throughout history (Compagno 1984, Taniuchi 1990, Bonfil 1994, Castro et al. 1999). Their paddle like fins are used for shark fin soup, and are highly prized in the international fish trade due to the large size. Due to these characteristics these sharks are under a lot of fishing pressure and they are not as commonly seen in the wild as they used to be. In some parts of their range this species has decline by 99%. It is important we register and protect these sharks before they go completely extinct!
Submit comments at this website or click on image to the right: