Thomas Gahr


Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?

Considering that the oxygen for every second breath comes from the ocean, there is really no other choice but to protect this important habitat. Our future is directly linked to the future of the ocean and therefore also to the future of the sharks, which are a key species for its balance.

Do you have any special skills, experiences or expertise?

  • I would describe myself as multi-talented and extremely flexible. That's why I get involved wherever I'm needed. In the International Cooperation team, I mainly work on Harmful Fishery Subsidies, create posts, write articles and much more.
  • Photography and film are my passions. That's why I almost always have my camera with me and have built up some skills in image editing and video editing over the years. This makes me more the creative part of the International Cooperation team, taking care of photos, graphics, films, social media posts, etc.
    media posts etc.
  • I have been a diver for several years and am always excited to go diving and see sharks. Together with my partner, we take every opportunity to combine diving with charity and help where we can, for example at coral nurseries.

And which is your favourite shark?

Carcharhinus obsolerus (lat.)

Lost Shark (engl.)

Even the smallest can change the course of fate.

J.R.R. Tolkien