Shark Conservation

Shark Conservation

Shark Conservation Projects

Become a shark conservation volunteer with The Great Projects, and come face to face with the ocean's most feared and revered predator.

Starting with our project in South Africa, the Great White Shark is one of the planet's most formidable predators. At up to six metres in length at their largest and over 2000 kilograms at their heaviest; it's easy to see why people are intimidated. Many media publications or films (Spielberg's 'Jaws' for example) have run with this pre-disposition - it's no wonder, then, that sharks sit at the top of many people's 'most feared' lists. A shame, as in reality, Great Whites rarely attack humans.

It's important to note that for every human killed by a shark (on which the average figure is 12 per annum); around 8.5 million sharks are killed in the same time span. Shockingly, it is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed every year – victims of the shark fin trade, longline fishing nets, shark protection nets and trophy hunting.

You can encounter sharks such as the mighty Great White, the curious whale shark, right through to blacktip reef sharks bamboo sharks! You will help to collect data on their composition and understand how the marine ecosystems work, all which will help us to understand how to manage their oceanic habitat in the most sustainable way. Sharks face threats from ocean pollution and overfishing which puts huge pressure on the reefs and seagrass beds they call home.

What better way to help shark research and ultimately conserve these magnificent fish than on a fantastic shark conservation project! As a volunteer for shark conservation, you will make a lasting impact on the efforts for forging a future for these predators, and no matter which of our shark conservation projects you choose, it will be an experience you will never forget.

Volunteer With Sharks

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14 - 84 Nights from $1,182.00

Come face to face with one of the world’s most misunderstood predators whilst aiding great white shark conservation.

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14 - 84 Nights from $1,369.00

Dive unexplored reefs and partake in marine conservation projects amongst the islands of the beautiful Raja Ampat archipelago.

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6 - 55 Nights from $869.00

Dive into the incredible waters of the Perhentian Islands and aid marine conservation by volunteering in Malaysia!

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27 Nights from $2,119.00

Join this unique whale shark internship project on the stunning Mafia Island in Tanzania.

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15 - 84 Nights from $1,994.00

Experience real field research, coming face-to-face with a multitude of marine life while helping to protect a biodiverse marine paradise, including a coastal complex and wetland of international importance, home to The Bar Reef!

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Shark Conservation Information

Sharks At A Glance

Endangered Status
Endangered Status

Dependent On Species

Numbers Remaining
Number remaining in the wild

Varies Across Species - Around 3,200 Great Whites Remain

Endemic Region
Endemic Region

In Waters All Around The Globe