SHARKPROJECT is an organisation dedicated to the protection of sharks and, in accordance with the articles of association, acts in the interests of the more than 500 species of sharks and their environment, the marine ecosystem.
Formed in 2002 SHARKPROJECT has grown into one of the largest and most effective organisations in the world.
SHARKPROJECT is looking for ways to reach out to the public. Widespread press work throughout all sectors of the media enable us to reach millions of people with our message. We also actively present extensive school programs which incorporate learning materials and speakers, as well as participation in trade fairs, lectures and more
The SHARKPROJECT Active Team operates internationally from Costa Rica to Spain. There are, in addition, the national campaigns run by the three national sections in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
SHARKPROJECT has been a full member of the IUCN since 2016.
SHARKPROJECT International is, as the umbrella organisation, responsible for conceptualising, coordinating and carrying out of SHARKPROJECTS global campaigns and activities. In Switzerland, the seat of the organisation, we are a recognised charitable organisation.
Millions of years have passed since the greater part of Austria was covered by the ocean. Today the world’s beaches are as distant as the Austrians concerns about our largest food reservoir, the ocean, and its top predator, the shark.
The national organisation, SHARKPROJECT Germany e.V. was formed as a registered association in September 2008, exactly 6 years after SHARKPROJECT began. Our focus lies in taking international activities and implementing them in local campaigns and actions.
SHARKPROJECT SWITZERLAND has been active throughout Switzerland, promoting the protection of sharks and the world’s oceans since 2006. Our team started off small, reorganised in 2014 and is now busy seeking active members for support as it goes from strength to strength.