Perhaps more than any other group of marine megafauna, sharks face the most imminent threat of extinction.
Your support is key to supporting the critical work of Shark Stewards.
In 2022 year we successfully helped protect over 90 species of threatened and endangered sharks and rays from trade under international agreement at CITES, in Panama. We lobbied to support the ban on shark lines and wire leaders in tuna fisheries in the central and west Pacific, and are champions of the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act that was signed in to law banning the sale and trade of shark fins in the USA.
Support sharks and their habitat directly by connecting to a shark our community scientists observe.
Be a Shark Buddy and get a Shark Buddy Certificate! Your $100 donation goes to engaging divers and eyes-on monitoring, increasing protection for mobula rays, sharks and their habitat through our Shark Watch program. Shark Stewards is a project of The Earth Island Institute, a US registered 501(c3) non-profit. For tax purposes our EIN is 94-2889684
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“Shark Stewards is on the frontlines saving sharks, please support their work.” Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Fellow and Founder, Mission Blue
Shark Stewards is a non profit project of the Earth Island Institute, a federally registered 501(c) 3.
Your donation is tax-deductible goes directly to support our active campaigns to save sharks and rays from extinction. We are a highly effective and efficient organization. 91% of your donation goes to direct program support, not overhead or salaries.
Giving monthly is the best way to provide ongoing support so we can plan ahead and be most effective!
Help us protect reef and pelagic sharks by donating and connecting through our Shark Buddy program connecting divers, photographers and sharks. Receive a photo of a real shark and certificate as a gift with your tax deductible donation.
All donations go directly to our campaigns reducing endangered shark bycatch through gear changes in longline tuna fisheries, and collecting data supporting new shark and marine protected areas from Mexico to Asia.