Tomáš Kovačič

Czech Republic & Slovakia

Why is shark conservation or marine conservation important to you?

For me, it is simply a personal duty to play my own small role in protecting sharks. Especially after I have noticed such a huge deficit in public attention to this issue.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or lessons learned?

  • Volunteering gives me the opportunity to prioritise, in the hope that it will have a social impact.
  • The protection of sharks is important not only because of their undeniable ecological role, but also because of the enormous delay of so many years when they could have been adequately and progressively protected, but were not. This mistreated part of nature unfortunately needs special attention after so much damage has already been done.


And which is your favourite shark?

Mustelus asterias (lat.)

Weißgefleckter Glatthai (dt.)

Starry smooth-hound (engl.)

I believe that all children should be surrounded by books and animals.

― Gerald Durrell