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Conservation
We protect what we love.

Sharklife Conservation

Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. We actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species. The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem can not be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilize marine ecosystems and affect prey species in ways that cannot currently be predicted.

A once abundant wilderness brimming with life is being plundered at an alarming rate with little understanding or consideration of the possible consequences. The severe lack of public awareness surrounding marine issues is paving the way to an ecological disaster on a global scale.

Threats facing sharks

Threats facing Shark populations worldwide are increasing in intensity and scale. Sharks are slow growing and have low reproduction rates, this makes them vulnerable and populations can collapse rapidly,  yet take decades to recover.

Why Conserve Sharks?

The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem can not be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilize marine ecosystems and affect prey species in ways that cannot currently be predicted.

"Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them."

Shark Workshops

It's FREE! - Only pay a registration fee which will go towards shark research and conservation.

SharkLife Conservation

SharkLife Conservation

Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.

Shark Courses

Aim 1
To develop a compassionate desire to conserve sharks by replacing the "Jaws" syndrome with positive understanding and respect.
Aim 2
Reduce anthropogenic threats to over exploited marine species by increasing awareness and encouraging sustainable seafood choices.
Aim 3
Evolve shark populations into sustainable living resources by promoting educational ocean experiences for all South African’s.

SharkSafe Barrier

This innovation provides an eco-friendly alternative that will aid in biodiversity conservation and will reduce shark attacks and anxiety of beachgoers.

Bottom up Movement

The first eco-friendly shark specific product to protect people and sharks.

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Dive Against Debris®

Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.

Do you need a buddy or like-minded group to dive in with? Join us on our Dive Against Debris dives.

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Conservation

Shark & Ocean
Get involved in conservation today. You can make a difference!

Sodwana Bay & Aliwal Shoal

Shark & Dive Conservation Tour

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September 2019
This tour will take place in KZN where we combine a visit to Sodwana Bay with Umkomaas. Experience the beautiful reefs of Sodwana Bay coupled with the famous sharks of Aliwal Shoal.
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