Shark Stewards intern and former masters student Vivian Guido has produced a film new documentary with Shark Stewards titled Turning Tides: Sustainability Measures for Shark Conservation.
Selected to be shown at several events throughout the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, Turning Tides explores the progress of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Life Below Water. Following the 10 targets of SDG 14, it uses sharks as an indicator of ocean health and builds upon past work of Shark Stewards marine biologist David McGuire to determine current areas of success and opportunities for improvement in marine conservation.
In the film, threats to sharks are discussed, with solutions to protect sharks and achieve targets set by the United Nations for Sustainable Development agreed by 193 Member States at Aichi Thailand in 2015, and Agenda 2030 to achieve these Global Goals.
VIEW COP28 Presentation
The film will be screening at selected venues throughout the climate summit, and will premiere on campus in completion of Vivian’s Masters degree at York University’s Keele Campus on Dec. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Nat Taylor Cinema. The film has been submitted to the International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco, and will have several screenings at events hosted by Shark Stewards.