|Grantee||Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines ↗|
|Type of Grant||Small|
Out of the 200 species of sharks in the Philippines, only around a quarter are afforded protection. Sharks continue to face multiple threats, such as IUU fishing; bycatch; and habitat destruction. There is no encompassing law to conserve them, as sharks are not considered commercially important, and data collection has been mostly opportunistic. Recognizing these, the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines is leading research projects to address these gaps and aid policy development.