Shark Week 2020: Save the Sharks We Love to Watch

August 10, 2020

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Shark Week 2020 is in full-swing!

Catch fin-tastic programs on Discovery Channel about all things sharks through Sunday, August 16th.

Now in it’s 32nd year, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week includes unique programming to raise awareness about the realities of sharks in our oceans, the critical role they play in preserving biodiversity, and the human threats that cause them to be endangered.

Through their partnership with Pledgeling, Shark Week isn’t just about incredible programming - it’s also about taking action and protecting sharks by engaging audiences to make a real impact in the world.

This year, Discovery has a star-studded line-up, featuring former professional boxer Mike Tyson, former professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, and actors Will Smith and Adam DeVine.

We proudly power donations to Oceana, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the world’s oceans on a global scale. Since its founding in 2001, they have won more than 225 policy victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean.

According to Oceana’s Marine Life Encyclopedia on Sharks, the more than 450 shark species in our oceans are at risk: nearly one in four sharks are threatened with extinction! A big contributing factor is the illegal shark fin trade. Fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade.

But you can help save them.

Throughout Shark Week, you will see a simple call to action powered by Pledgeling: text SHARK to 707070 to support Oceana’s shark conservation efforts.

Are you ready to make a jaw-some impact? Support this year’s Shark Week campaign by making a donation today, and check out some of the exciting programs listed above!

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