Protection for Threatened Sharks and Rays in South Africa

Grantee WILDOCEANS (a programme of the WILDTRUST)
Location South Africa
Grant Amount 1,346,156
Duration Three years
Type of Grant Core

The overarching GOAL of this project is to improve the protection of the IUCN Red List threatened (Vulnerable, Endangered, and Critically Endangered) sharks and rays found within South Africa’s oceans, prioritizing threatened endemics (species unique to our waters).

The OBJECTIVES of the project linked to these species are:

·  To improve knowledge and scientific information about the status, ecology and threats.

·  To advance legal protection by strengthening statutory provisions to reflect the conservation status of the species.

·  To achieve effective implementation and enforcement of adopted conservation and management measures.

·  To mobilize public support and action for increased legal protection and effective implementation and enforcement.