Shark, Matthew D Potenski
© Matthew D Potenski

Sharks

Defenders in Action

Stopping Shark Finning >>

Defenders of Wildlife has worked for years to stop the brutal practice of shark finning, with major efforts in several U.S. states, such as California and New York.
 

Advocating for International Protection >>

As stronger science becomes available, more countries worldwide are recognizing the value sharks play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. However, despite the recent gains made internationally to protect shark species, there are still countries that have no finning regulations of any kind, and illegal trade and catch are notoriously hard to track and stop.