Global Partnership For Sharks and Rays
Shark Fin Demand Reduction
Each year, millions of sharks are harvested solely for their fins due to demand in Asia for products like shark fin soup.
Strengthening Shark and Ray Protections in Sabah, Malaysia
Sabah Shark Protection Association was formed in 2015 to protect sharks and rays in Sabah, Malaysia through marine reserve creation, policy implementation, and educational awareness campaigns.
The Pew Charitable Trusts are undertaking efforts to implement the 2013 and 2016 listings of sharks and rays on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Maximizing Outcomes for Shark and Ray MPAs
Funded in part by GPSR, James Cook University professor Colin Simpfendorfer is researching various strategies to enhance shark and ray protections.
Safeguarding Atlantic & Mediterranean Elasmobranchs Through RFMOs
The Ocean Foundation is supporting efforts to secure protections from finning and overfishing for vulnerable elasmobranch species in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean through action by three regional fishery management organizations.
Advancing Shark & Ray Conservation and Management in Indonesia
This grant supports Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) efforts to develop and implement a set of integrated policies and plans to enable long-term protections and sustainable management of key shark, ray, and other elasmobranch species in Indonesia.
Creation of a Platform of Community-based Conservation Advocates for Sharks and Rays in Liberia
The Environmental Justice Foundation will work in local communities to empower a new generation of leaders and build grassroots support for shark protections.
Improve the Conservation Status of Threatened Shark and Ray Species in the South Western Indian Ocean Region
This project is implementing shark and ray fisheries management, monitoring, and conservation measures in priority seascapes in the southwest Indian Ocean region.
Reduce Shark Mortality in the Arabian Sea Around Pakistan
Together with World Wildlife Fund, this grant supports efforts to measurably reduce shark mortality in the Arabian Sea around Pakistan.
Eastern Tropical Pacific Swimway
A grant to Forever Costa Rica will support MigraMar and PACIFICO’s efforts to begin establishing a “swimway” between marine protected areas in the Galapagos and Cocos Islands.
Global Manta Conservation Programme
The Manta Trust, founded in 2011, is working to protect manta rays through coordinated global research and conservation efforts.
Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.Explore Our Programs