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PASSING THE TORCH – SEVEN YEARS ON

To Shark Rescue’s Friends & Family:

In May 2009 I asked myself what I truly cared about and what could I do to make a difference? The answers were that I have a conservation ethic that drives me to help others and I deeply care about the health of the biosphere – our land and our seas.

I was based in Hong Kong and learned how much the city had to change in order to be responsible when it comes to marine conservation. Hong Kong is one of the world’s main port centers, with the seas literally lapping its shores. I also learned how the city is a major cargo hub and huge consumer of shark products, making it a critical player in the shark trade. Hong Kong is responsible for habitat destruction the world over, making this an issue of clear and present danger.

On 12 August 2009, I launched Shark Rescue. Our approach has been to use the power of education to spread the idea that together, we can protect our oceans.

Seven years later, I will head back to land-locked Montreal. From there, it will make more sense to focus my energy on issues closer to home. For this reason, I hope to pass the torch to the next generation. 

If you are passionate about protecting sharks and our oceans, if you also want to make a difference and would like to bring Shark Rescue to the next level, please let me know.

Unless someone steps up to take over, on 12 August 2016 Shark Rescue will come down and leave it to others to fight the good fight.

To a brighter future where sharks are protected and respected!

Ran
 

Ran Elfassy
Director, Shark Rescue


Since 12 August 2009, we've been raising the alarm on what's happening with our oceans. The fact is, human activities around the world are ruining ocean health and we can do something about it.

We're still petitioning for a shark-trade ban at ground zero of the shark trade. The ban is simply the right thing to do.

 
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We're small but we pack a punch. The more funds we have the more activities we can run. Every dollar counts to help us spread the word on protecting sharks and our oceans. 

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  • Four large, tough and weather resistant peel-off stickers that won't damage paint if you want to remove them.
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Shark Rescue and Atayne have partnered to give you fashion with teeth!

Atayne makes performance outdoor clothing and sports apparel that is safe for people and the planet. They do it by creating products are made from 100% recycled polyester - all their apparel is 100% recycled plastic! Also, you get a shirt where all materials are certified free of harmful chemicals.  

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Teachers - help us make a difference!

Order our Teaching Pack and bring the Shark Rescue experience to your class. 

Age Level:    12-15 years
Subjects:      Ecology, marine biology, conservation
Duration:      45-60 minutes

Description: From our lesson pack, teachers get aides to help students learn about shark biology, the impact the shark trade has on shark populations, and to help students get more involved in marine conservation. 

Goals & Objectives: 

  1. Improve the understanding of sharks, their habitats and the threats to their survival.
  2. Help identify previous conservation efforts and their impacts.
  3. Understand what it takes to create social change at the local level.

Teaching Pack Materials:

  • Teacher-approved fact-sheet with information and photos of sharks, which can be copied and printed for student use.
  • Lesson plan to help guide the class and discussion.
  • Suggested assessment measures.
  • 30 Shark Rescue stickers to inspire students and build enthusiasm.
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Get the Science

Review the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group report here.

Hollywood actress January Jones wears our t-shirt.
Thanks January! 



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