The SHARKPROJECT Austria team has restructured:

A newly elected committee and new members bolster our team as we work towards our mutual goal: the protection of sharks and the marine ecosystem. Together with our pre-existing and very experienced active crew we are all collaborating closely with SHARKPROJECT International and the other regional organisations.

As with all other SHARKPROJECT activists, we all fulfil our roles in an honorary capacity and are extremely grateful for the outstanding sense of commitment and dedication shown by our numerous volunteers.

Our work is financed solely through donations, sponsoring, etc. It is, therefore, a matter of importance to us to provide confirmation that the funds are being used appropriately. After extensive examination of our records by the Department of Revenue we have, as of the 12.06.2014, been awarded a “Certification as a Tax Deductible Organisation, awarded to Environmental, Nature and Species Protection Organisations, as per §4a paragraph 2, line 3 of the ESTG (Income Tax Act)”, valid as of the 06.06.2014!

Team photograph (from r. to l.): Barbara Szvetits, Brigitta Uitz, Elke Harzhauser, Fritz Koller, Edith Altrichter, Peter Stamminger, Christine Gstöttner, Renate Gabriel, Herbert Futterknecht, Alexander Niedermair, Gabriela Futterknecht

Sharkproject Austria

Linzerstrasse 62
A 3003 Gablitz

Telefon: +43 2231 65450
E-Mail: austria(at)

Annual review (in German)

You will find our annual review with the main facts regarding our work here (in German):

National board Austria

Chairperson: Herbert Futterknecht
Vice Chair: Alexander Niedermair
Treasurer: Brigitta Uitz
Secretary: Christine Gstöttner

Mail: austria(a)

Section head

HR: Alexander Niedermair
Events & Campaigns: Elke Harzhauser
School programme: Elke Harzhauser, Edith Altrichter
Marketing & Publicity: Barbara Szvetits
Back Office/Support: Christine Gstöttner

This is how you can help us and sharks

We regularly need assistants and speakers for events, projects or presentations. If you can work with us on an honorary basis, or lend a helping hand then we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Any donations or sponsorships are naturally also gladly accepted. All infos regarding the ways in which you can help SHARKPROJECT are available here:

News from the BLOG (in German)