Shark Advocates International (SAI)
Operating as a project of The Ocean Foundation to provide leadership in advancing sound, science-based conservation policies for sharks and rays. SAI aims to not only accurately communicate the plight of sharks to the media and the public, but also channel the resulting concern into concrete conservation actions – particularly through the world’s Regional Fisheries Management Organizations.
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC)
& Shark Specialist Group (SSG)
A global network of 128 experts in the fields of shark biology, conservation, management, fisheries and taxonomy, that promotes the sustainable use, wise management and conservation of all sharks, rays and chimaeras and serves as the custodian for the chondrichthyan fishes for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The Shark Trust
A membership organization established in the UK to represent sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras to the public, industry and policy makers. The Shark Trust advocates for science-based conservation and sustainably managed fisheries and sits at the center of a network of stakeholders and NGOs at UK, EU and global levels, undertaking a range of high-profile projects and campaigns across policy, stakeholder engagement, public engagement and citizen science
An international conservation organization with offices in more than 20 locations worldwide, with a mission to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. In 2014, TRAFFIC, in collaboration with WWF, launched Sharks: Restoring the Balance, a global initiative to conserve sharks and rays.
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
A global conservation organization operating field programs in nearly 60 countries, WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS's marine portfolio includes programs aimed at recovering threatened marine species, halting the decline of fragile marine ecosystems, enhancing scientific understanding, and improving the management of fisheries and marine protected areas and the livelihoods of coastal communities. Sharks and rays are one of six WCS:2020 global priority species groups.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. Launched in collaboration with TRAFFIC in 2014, Sharks: Restoring the Balance is WWF’s flagship initiative to conserve sharks and rays. It focuses on improving the management of shark and ray fisheries and tourism operations, reducing demand for unsustainable products, and moving the international trade in sharks and rays toward sustainability.