Sharklife Internship
Sharklife Conservation Group

Sharklife Conservation Group

Sharklife Internship Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa Sharklife Conservation Group Non-profit | Sharklife Conservation Group
This one-of-kind internship is suited to ocean enthusiasts and aspiring marine biologists looking for worthwhile field experience with a diverse range of shark species.

Project Details

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 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. 
The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
10
Contact Person
Grant Smith
Grant Smith
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

The 20 yrs has seen a drastic increase in the scale of threats facing the ocean and its wildlife . The wasteful practice of shark finning has expanded radically pushing many populations to the brink of collapse . Climate change and pollution are having devastating effects on critical marine environments and the creatures living within them.

Over the last decade Sharklife has played a vital role in raising awareness about marine conservation issues whilst advocating for the increased protection of sharks. In addition through our Ocean Center, online learning portal and community education initiatives, Sharklife drives a ground swell of change towards more responsible and compassionate use of our ocean resources. 

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals
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