Useful Links

To help you find out more about other organisations related to sharks and their conservation around the world, we have compiled a list of links to other websites that you might find useful. On this page you can find a range of links from shark research organisations to job listings.

Please note: This list is not definitive and the Shark Trust is not responsible for the content of external websites - we do not endorse any services or products they may offer. 

Shark Organisations - UK / Europe / International

Shark Research - UK / Europe / International

Shark Information

Environmental Organisations

Environmental Conventions

Voluntary Positions and Internships



WiSE accredited UK operators

Photography and Filmography

Shark Organisations:


APECE - A Portuguese Association for the study and conservation of elasmobranchs.

APECS - The French Association for the study and conservation of elasmobranchs.

DEG - The German Elasmobranch Society facilitates communication between all German and German-speaking Chondrichthyan specialists, enthusiasts and the general public.

European Elasmobranch Association

GRIS - The Group of the Italian Researchers on Sharks brings together scientists devoted to the study of cartilaginous fishes, with the aim of promoting research and conserving these marine vertebrates.

HAI Norge - Advancing research about cartilaginous fishes and promoting public knowledge about their habitat and conservation needs.

Irish Elasmobranch Group (IEG) - A non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting research, education and conservation of sharks, skates and rays in Irish waters.

NEV - A Dutch Elasmobranch Society which aims to protect and preserve all shark, skate and ray species (elasmobranchs) in Dutch waters and in the waters fished by Dutch fishermen.

Shark Alliance - A coalition of non-governmental organizations dedicated to restoring and conserving shark populations by improving shark conservation policies.

Shark Foundation Switzerland - Contributing to the protection and preservation of sharks and their natural habitats through its own projects and through the active support of third parties.

SUBMON - A non-profit organisation that has developed projects focused in the different aspects of research, awareness and conservation of the marine environment.


AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) - Well known for its unique and award-wining campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives in South Africa.

American Elasmobranch Society - Seeks to advance the scientific study of living and fossil sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras, as well as the promotion of education and conservation.

Manta Trust - UK based charity formed to co-ordinate global research and conservation efforts for manta rays and their habitat.

Pelagic Shark Research Foundation - The mission of PSRF is to develop and assist projects that contribute to a better understanding of elasmobranchs, with an emphasis on those which contribute to their conservation and management.

Shark Advocates International - A project of The Ocean Foundation dedicated to conserving some of the ocean's most vulnerable and valuable - the sharks.

Sharklife - A registered non-profit organisation based in South Africa.

Shark Savers - Brings shark conservation to the masses in many compelling forms, motivating people to take action in their home and throughout shark hot spots all over the world.

Shark Truth - Promote awareness, education and action for sharks by building a community around change and creating long-term champions from within the community.

South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) - Dedicated to promoting the conservation and sustainable use of elasmobranchs through scientific research and public outreach.

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Shark Research:

UK & Ireland:

Irish Basking shark Project - An amalgamation of research studies based on the island of Ireland.

Manx Basking Shark Watch - Study of Basking Sharks in their natural environment off the Isle of Man.

Orkney Skate Trust - The Orkney Skate Trust promotes research into the Orkney population of Critically Endangered Flapper Skate (Dipturus intermedia).

Scottish Shark Tagging Programme - A branch of the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network  who tag and record data on many of the shark, skate and ray species found within Scottish coastal waters.

Shark Trust Projects.

UK Shark Tagging Programme - A project aimed at sport shark anglers who record, tag and release the sharks that they catch.


Bimini Biological Field Station - The BBFS Sharklab is a world famous facility owned and operated by shark biologist Dr. Samuel H. Gruber.

Global Shark Assessment - Dr. Myers and colleagues launched the Global Shark Assessment to assess how global shark populations have changed since the beginning of industrial scale fishing.

Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme – Conducts Whale Shark research and fosters 'grass-roots' conservation initiatives within the Maldives and throughout the Indian Ocean.

Marine Megafauna (FPMM) - Conducts and facilitates research, conservation and education on the marine life of Mozambique. Current research focuses on sharks and rays, primarily Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.

Mote Marine Laboratories (Centre for Shark Research) - An independent non-profit research institution based in Florida.

Red Sea Sharks - Dedicated to the shark species of the Red Sea.

Shark Research Institute (SRI) - A scientific research organisation that sponsors and conducts research on sharks.

South African White Shark Research Institute.

Thresher Shark Research Project - Conducts research on pelagic thresher sharks in the Philippines.

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Shark Information:

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage - Provides information about sharks in Australian waters.

Discovery News - Contains articles relating to sharks. - Information about the life and times of long dead sharks (fossilized shark information and research).

Elasmodiver - An informative shark website covering all aspects of shark natural history.

FishBase - Detailed information on fish including population dynamics, genetics, morphology, trophic ecology, physiology, ecotoxicology, reproduction.

Florida Museum of Natural History - Provides an abundant source of shark information, including current research, fisheries and conservation.

International Shark Attack File - Internationally recognised as the definitive source of scientifically accurate information on shark attacks.

ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research - A centre dedicated to shark and ray conservation through its scientific research and public education programs.

Shark References - An online database containing ca. 7.300 papers (ca. 4.900 about recent sharks and rays, 2.400 about fossil sharks and rays).

Times Educational Supplement (TES) - A space for teachers to share and download free learning materials including classroom resources and activities.

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Environmental Organisations:

Bite Back - Campaigning for shark and marine conservation.

Greenfish - A group of passionate saltwater and freshwater anglers who promote conservation and are concerned about the sustainability of fisheries.

Humane Society International - Campaign for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs.

Marine Conservation Society - the UK charity dedicated to protecting the marine environment and its wildlife.

Ocean Conservancy - Promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life.

PRETOMA - A marine conservation and research organisation working to protect ocean resources and promote sustainable fisheries policies in Costa Rica and Central America.

Project AWARE - Conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.

Save Our Seas Foundation - A Swiss foundation with headquarters in Geneva. Its purpose is to implement and support diverse programmes aimed at education, protection and conservation of the marine environment around the world.

Seas At Risk - A European association of national and international NGOs that work to protect and restore the marine environment of the North and Irish Seas and the wider North East Atlantic.

TRAFFIC - The wildlife trade monitoring program of WWF, IUCN and World Conservation Union.

WildAid - Works to end the illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - An International site linking to WWF's global network.

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Environmental Conventions:

CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - Dedicated to promoting sustainable development. 

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) - A global convention specialising in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - The world’s oldest and largest global environmental network. 

IUCN Red List - Widely recognised as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. 

IUCN Shark Specialist Group - A group of experts in the fields of shark biology, conservation, management, fisheries and taxonomy connected by their joint goal to promote the sustainable use, wise management and conservation of all sharks, rays and chimaeras.

OSPAR - This convention is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the Northeast Atlantic.

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Voluntary Positions and Internships:

Bimini Biological Field Station - Provides volunteers with the opportunity to get in-depth experience in many aspects of marine field biology, as well as with the workings of a remote field station.

Coral Cay Conservation - Providing resources to help sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and tropical seas.

Maldives Research Project - Conducts Whale Shark research and to foster 'grass-roots' conservation initiatives within the Maldives and throughout the Indian Ocean.

Seaquest Basking Shark Watch - Study of Basking Sharks in their natural environment off the coast of Cornwall, UK.

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Aquatic Network - An information service for the aquatic world.

Conservation Jobs - is a specialist job board that displays the latest career and recruitment opportunities in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Countryside Jobs - Advertises jobs in conservation. - Green jobs, courses and events. 

Environmental Jobs - is a specialist job board that displays the latest career and recruitment opportunities in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Green Directory - Green jobs, news and products.

➤ GreenJobs - is a specialist job board that displays the latest Marine Jobs, Nature Jobs and Wildlife Jobs in the United Kingdom and internationally.

New Scientist - Vacancies listed on-line with email alerts.

The Environment Post - A magazine which publishes a list of vacancies on 7th and 21st of each month.

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DIVE Magazine.

DIVER Magazine.

Shark Diver Magazine.

Sport Diver Magazine.

Tanked Up Magazine.

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WiSE accredited UK operators:

WiSe - When searching for a wildlife tour operator, we recommend that you choose a WiSe accredited organisation that is trained to interact safely with the wildlife. You can search for WiSe accredited organisations around the UK on this website.

Atlantic Divers - Cornwall, UK.

Elemental Tours - Cornwall, UK.

Marine Discovery - Cornwall, UK.

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Photography and Filmography:

Alex Mustard Underwater Photography - Including lots of shark images.

Apex Predators - Photography by Chris Fallows - a professional wildlife photographer whose images of breaching Great White Sharks have been seen worldwide in newspapers, magazines and television documentaries. 

Big Fish Expeditions - Worldwide diving and photography adventures with Andy Murch, includes fantastic shark images.

Marine Photobank - Providing high quality underwater and above water ocean conservation images. 

Oceanic Dreams - Freediver and photographer Wolfgang Leander has captured the beauty of some of the ocean's most graceful creatures.

➤ Oceanlight - Natural history photography, incluing images of sharks, by Phillip Colla.

Rob Allen - Shark Photography.

Scubazoo - A team of dedicated underwater cameramen and photographers telling 'The Whole Story' of the marine environment. - A professional stock photo agency specialising in pictures of marine life from every ocean.

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