Hong Kong Shark Foundation

Focus Areas

Raising awareness and educating people about shark conservation. 

Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries are you, sharks, the ocean and the planet!

Strengths

Teaching the importance of sharks to keeping our delicate marine ecosystem balanced and why we MUST stop the unsustainable practice of shark finning.

What They Do

Hong Kong Shark Foundation raises awareness about shark conservation and educates people to say NO to shark fin soup and ALL shark products.

Facts

*Over 270 million sharks killed annually and 100 million of those killed just for their fins to make shark fin soup. 
*1/3 of the sharks are now near extinction.
*Over 500 species of shark in the world but ONLY 12 are protected by law in Hong Kong under Cap 586 PESAPO. 
*Shark fins are poisonous as they contain a high level of poisons such as mercury, lead and arsenic.
*This is a global shark crisis that is UNSUSTAINABLE and Hong Kong is sadly and negligently contributing to the destruction of the species.
*Hong Kong is in a unique position to make a difference by saying NO to shark fin soup and ALL sharks products like squalene (shark liver oil).

About

Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. We aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong.

Every year, over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fin being traded through Hong Kong alone. As apex predators, sharks are a crucial part of the marine food chain. The demand for shark products has contributed to the rapid decline of many species, with several already nearing extinction. Removing sharks from our oceans will threaten the delicate balance of ecosystems that are valuable sources of food and key elements in regulating our climate. Oceans absorb carbon, generate oxygen and are essential to our survival on the planet.

HKSF believes this a rare opportunity for people everywhere, especially in Hong Kong, to make a significant impact on a global scale. Please act now by helping raising awareness about shark conservation and by educating people to reduce the consumption of shark products globally to save the world’s sharks. 
website
https://www.hksharkfoundation.org

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