Manuel Spescha

Switzerland

Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?

Anyone who has ever dived knows how incredible the underwater world is. More than almost any other ecosystem, it suffers from human impact. And yet most people are not aware of this.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or adventures?

  • Masters in Ecology - The degree has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of the environment and its problems.
  • Freediving Instructor and PADI Divemaster - With or without a tank on my back, I can explore the underwater world and share my enthusiasm with others.
  • Wildlife filmmaker - As a wildlife filmmaker, I am always on the lookout for exciting stories to bring people closer to animals or to highlight difficulties.


And which is your favourite shark?

Carcharhinus longimanus (lat.)

WeiƟspitzen-Hochseehai (dt.)

Oceanic whitetip shark (engl.)

In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum