Sharks have been one of the top predators in the oceans for over 4 million years. Yet, overfishing and illegal fishing for their fins—used to make expensive Asian shark fin soup—combined with ocean habitat loss, are contributing to their rapid decline. An estimated 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction and millions are killed annually. One hundred eighty-one sharks and rays are threatened for extinction on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, including the great white, the hammerhead, the oceanic white tip and the whale shark.
Sharks need our help now. We must do what we can to save all species of sharks, each vital to the ocean ecosystem in its own way. Project Peril is committed to working with the best non-profits to combat the immense shark fishing problem. We will work with our partners to curb overfishing by monitoring and preventing illegal fishing, increasing awareness and education, and pushing science-based conservation policies.
Your help is needed URGENTLY! Your donation will go to Project Peril, a program of GreaterGood.org to help save the sharks.
About Project Peril:
Project Peril is a new program of GreaterGood.org to protect the world's most threatened species. Whether tall like a giraffe or small like a bee, all life deserves a fighting chance in a world increasingly threatened by human influences. Project Peril identifies these key species on the brink of extinction and helps fund groups doing the best work to save these species around the world.
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