Save our Sharks

Caribbean Reef Shark

(Carcharhinus perezi)

Photo credit © Jim Abernethy

Project Goal: Build awareness and capacity for shark conservation throughout the Dutch Caribbean

World wide over 100 million sharks are killed every year as a result of fishing and shark finning activities. Sharks are being driven to the brink of extinction.

The solution

This project worked to collect as much data as was available about local sharks by working with fishermen, local communities and scientists. Building on that knowledge the team worked to create new ways for islanders to benefit from the presence of sharks in local waters, for example as an attraction for tourists.

The end goal was to raise awareness awareness and gain support to create a safe haven for sharks throughout the islands.


Read the Final Report here