Sharklife Conservation Group

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4.9

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10

Beoordelingen


19

Years in business

Established in 2005, Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters.
Who we are
  • Sharklife is a small organisation with a large reach.  The founding members have a extensive amount of experience with sharks and associated conservation tactics. 
Our history
  • Sharklife is one of the longest standing shark focused conservation organisations in the world.  We began our ...

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Who we are
  • Sharklife is a small organisation with a large reach.  The founding members have a extensive amount of experience with sharks and associated conservation tactics. 
Our history
  • Sharklife is one of the longest standing shark focused conservation organisations in the world.  We began our organisation in the times when shark conservation wasn't as widely appreciated or accepted like it is today. We still work tirelessly today to drive the urgent need for ocean conservation actions on a global scale. 
Our Aims
  1. To develop a compassionate desire to conserve sharks by altering public misconceptions about sharks and replacing the "Jaws" syndrome with positive understanding and respect.
  2. Reduce anthropogenic threats to over exploited marine species by increasing awareness and encouraging sustainable seafood choices.
  3. Increase marine tourism and transform shark populations into a sustainable living resource by developing educational ocean experiences for all South African’s
What we do
  • Sharklife strives to develop and implement tangible marine conservation projects. We have a broad focus addressing shark conservation on many levels.  
Where we work 
  • The Sharklife Ocean Center is based in Sodwana Bay,  located in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa. The village borders the pristine world heritage site known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This small rural village is safe with Cash ATM's, Restaurants, Grocery Shop, Free Wifi, Laundry Service, Dive Shop.
Who we are looking for
  • Sharklife needs people who are passionate about shark conservation, people who are driven to develop their skills and the experience necessary to make meaningful inroads in the field of marine conservation. 
Why choose us
  • Sharklife is an established, authentic conservation organisation with a wealth of experience in both shark behavior and the ocean environment. 

Contactpersoon

Candice Smith

Gesproken talen: Afrikaans, Engels
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Sharklife Conservation Group beoordelingen

Florian Jager rating4,8

2023 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

I spent one month at sharklife in Sodwana Bay and it was definitely one of the best months of my life and I wish it had been longer. I am not a biologist, but a physicist, so it was very interesting for me to see how work is done in this field of science. During my time at sharklife I was able to ...
Jasper Venezia rating4,6

2021 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

I spent 1 month with this association. Honestly I was such an amazing experience that I can't put it into words. The staff was amazing, they knew a lot and taught us a lot. They are very interest and motivated with shark conservation. I didn't have any experience with sharks in the past but I left ...
Isabella Aitkenhead rating5,0

2019 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

The Sharkklife internship experience was like no other! I learnt so much about sharks and shark conservation, my head was just filled with exciting new information for the two weeks. Not only did I learn a lot of valuable skills and information, the staff at Sharklife have inspired me to become a ...
Pim de Boer rating5,0

2019 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

Great experience for any ocean or shark enthousiast Had two really great weeks with Sharklife. It's a small but verry dedicated organisation. This makes the program personal and welcoming. It's great to spend time with like minded people exploring the ocean and learning things you always wondered ...
Greg Holder rating5,0

2019 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

Sharklife an example of what we need more of! Its a brilliant organisation that truel focuses on what we can do to help protect sharks! Through the internship you really get to feel involved and also learn a lot about sharks and conservation. Grants genuine passion and enthusiasm for sharks comes ...
Jae Kelly rating5,0

2019 at Sharklife Research Assistant Program

Interning at Sharklife was the most incredible experience. The internship exceeded all my expectations. Grant, Candice and Dennis are three amazing human beings who have so much knowledge to share. Grant truly went above and beyond to make sure that every minute of the day was spent growing our ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Below Water