Learn more about where proceeds from your Sphyrnas purchase go!

We are excited to support these organizations in their mission to conserve, protect, and save sharks:

Shark Allies

Venice, California, USA

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Shark Allies is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization originally established in 2007 in Hawaii and incorporated in California in 2014

 

Shark Allies is dedicated to the protection and conservation of sharks and rays. Their focus is on taking action, on raising awareness and guiding initiatives that reduce the destructive overfishing of sharks on a global scale.

Sharks are not the most popular animal in the ocean, and that is reflected in the lack of attention their plight is receiving. The killing of millions of sharks stays under the radar, while news of one shark attack hits the news on a global level. Because there are so many urgent problems that need to be dealt with, sharks are under-represented even within the ocean conservation world. Non-profits divide and conquer issues, focusing on small niches of specialty with hopes that the combined efforts result in stronger, healthier oceans. While some focus on plastics pollution, climate change, or on saving marine mammals, Shark Allies represent sharks and rays exclusively.

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Minorities in Shark Science (MISS)

Florida, USA

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MISS was formed by a group of four Black female shark researchers in June 2020: Jasmin Graham, Amani Webber-Schultz, Carlee Jackson, and Jaida Elcock. 

 

The main goal of these founders is in their striving to be seen and take up space in a discipline which has been largely inaccessible for minorities; MISS is establishing an equitable path to shark science and encourages women of color to push through barriers and contribute to knowledge in marine science. 

"Diversity in scientists creates diversity in thought, which leads to innovation."

 

MISS aims to provide positive role models for the next generation. and promote diversity and inclusion in shark science.

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Sharks4Kids

Dania Beach, FL, USA

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 The goal of Sharks4Kids is to create a new generation of shark advocates through access to a dynamic range of educational materials. Curriculum, games and activities will allow teachers to integrate shark education into their science programs on an introductory, intermediate or advanced level. Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks. Photos and videos from scientists and conservationists bring an exciting element into the classroom and show students the beauty of the ocean.

The Sharks4Kids team brings together scientists, educators, conservationists and professional videographers to create a unique opportunity for the next generation to learn why sharks need kids and kids need sharks.

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SeaTrees

(Sustainable Surf)

Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

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   SeaTrees is a project of Sustainable Surf; a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in California. Their mission is to transform surf culture into a powerful force for to protect ocean health. Sustainable Surf programs engage individuals and businesses to solve the most pressing environmental issues threatening our oceans.

     SeaTrees works directly with high-quality reforestation and forest protection projects around the world. Each of these projects sequester carbon, while also providing significant social and ecosystem benefits.

Put simply, you’re not just 

Every mangrove you help to plant:

  • Provides sustainable employment for two villages on Biak Island, Indonesia

  • Helps protect Biak Island from storm-surges & sea-level rise

  • Creates critical habitat for threatened species

  • Sequesters carbon in one of the most efficient ways possible. *Mangrove forests are 5x more effective at storing carbon than tropical forests.

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