Here are 5 ways you can help Basking Sharks today

1. Follow/Promote our Basking Shark Code of Conduct

One of the biggest threats Basking Sharks face is disturbance and harassment. Water users can ensure a safe and positive encounter by following our Basking Shark Code of Conduct.

► Download our Code of Conduct (pdf)

2. Record Your Basking Shark Sightings

Keep a look out for Basking Sharks and record your sighting on our database. If you can get a photo - even better! Information on tagged, injured or scarred sharks is also important.

Record Your Sighting

3. Adopt a Basking Shark

Help raise funds for this project by adopting a Basking Shark. And we'll send you a jawsome adoption pack full of fun facts about Basking Sharks. This makes a great gift for anyone obsessed with sharks!

Adopt a Basking Shark

4. Make a Donation

You can support our Basking Shark Project with a donation below. 

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5. Choose WiSe

Want to go on a boat tour to see Basking Sharks? We recommend a WiSe accredited tour operator. The Wildlife Safe (WiSe) scheme provides training and accreditation for tour operators. It advises them on how to best view and interact with large marine wildlife, while minimising disturbance. To find a WiSe accredited tour operator visit the WiSe website.

Visit the WiSe Website

Seen a Basking Shark get injured or harassed?

If you witness disturbance or harassment of a Basking Shark, please report it to the National Wildlife Crime Unit immediately.

► Visit the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit Website

Found a Stranded Shark?

For Live Stranded Sharks Contact:

England or Wales - the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Hotline:
• 01825 765 546 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
• 0778743 3412 (all other times, including bank holidays)

Scotland - the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) hotline: 03000 999 999

For Dead Stranded Sharks Contact: the Cetacean Stranding’s Investigation Programme (CSIP) on: 0800 6520333.

Related Links:

► About our Basking Shark Project

 About Basking Sharks

 Basking Shark Threats

 Basking Shark Conservation