International umbrella organization, with headquarters in Switzerland

Sharkproject International

The umbrella organization responsible for the conception, coordination, and implementation of Sharkproject campaigns and activities worldwide.

It is supported in its work by the national organizations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In addition, there is international cooperation with other marine conservation organizations.

The members of Sharkproject International are the three country organizations and the naturally elected persons. These elect the international board from their ranks. According to the statutes, the entire work of the members and the board is voluntary. Neither expenses nor fees are paid.

Sharkproject International

Sinserstrasse 67
6330 Cham

Telefon: +41 79 359 75 34
E-Mail: info(at)


Bank Account

EUR - Euro Account
Erste Bank Wien
IBAN: AT092011182821167301

CHF - Swiss Franc Account
Zürcher Kantonalbank ZKB
IBAN: CH950070011480355811 4

SHARKPROJECT International is registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich (UID CHE-260.419.906) and is represented by the elected Board of Directors.

Board International

President: Alex Smolinsky
Vice President: Juliane Höfler
Board Member: Tina Reiterer
Board Member: Jan Bierwirth
Board Member: Thomas Gahr

Representative of the countries

National Chairman: Herbert Futterknecht
Deputy National Chairman: Alexander Niedermair
Deputy National Chairwomen: Tina Reiterer
Treasurer: Barbara Aschauer
Secretary: Christine Gstöttner

National Chairperson: Juliane Höfler
Deputy National Chairperson: Jasmin Finger
Deputy National Chairperson: Jan Bierwirth
Treasurer: Claudia Werner

National Chairperson: Anke Apelt
Board Member: Réne Näf
Board Member: Andreas Schwitter
Board Member: Luana Chryssolouriséne
Board Member: Roger Bischof

Sharkproject International

Administrative department International

Corporate Identity, IT, Internationale Cooperation & Communication

Mission statement

This is what we stand for

Code of Conduct

How we act

Aquarium guideline

Our attitude to sharks in aquaria