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The Shark-Free Marina Initiative

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The Shark-Free Marina Initiative

The Shark-Free Marina Initiative has a singular purpose, to reduce worldwide shark mortality.

We encourage shark conservation at sport fishing and resort marinas by prohibiting the landing of any shark at the participating marina.

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Save Our Seas Foundation

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Save Our Seas Foundation is a non-profit making organisation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its purpose is to implement and support diverse programmes centered around the protection of the Earth's marine environment.
Save our SeasIts Advisory Committee discusses allocation of funds, sponsorship and policy; the Foundation is privately funded and has sufficient means to cover its administrative costs, insuring that all future donations and sponsorships are able to go directly towards helping worthy marine projects.
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IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature

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IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.

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Shark Diver

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Shark DiverShark Diver turns everyday adventure seekers into underwater explorers. Join us this year on board any of our hand selected shark diving vessels to meet huge Great White Sharks (Carcharodon Carcharias) in the industry's largest shark cages.

In a recent survey more divers joined operations that gave back to the environment. That's Shark Diver. We are industry leaders in shark site preservation efforts, site research support, and positive media efforts. Your vacation choices do make a difference!

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

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WCS ConservationThe Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a U.S. based international NGO, with conservation programs all around the world, including Fiji.

Over the past century, WCS has worked to establish more than 130 parks and protected areas on land and at sea, as well as working on threatened species.

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