Tune into Shark Week, beginning July 24, 2022 at 8p, or stream on discovery+, and join us in supporting:
Oceana: The largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Each year, the fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global find trade, which is why Oceana is campaigning to ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States. Through its partnership with Shark Week, Oceana is reminding the public that humans need healthy oceans and healthy oceans need sharks. Donate to Oceana and support its campaign to end the U.S. shark fin trade by signing their petition here.
Beneath the Waves: A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through state-of-the-art science and technology. With initiatives aimed at conserving biodiversity and protecting highly migratory species like sharks, Beneath the Waves strives to promote ocean health and catalyze ocean policy.
American Red Cross: A non-profit organization committed to providing life-saving services to all on behalf of generous donors and volunteers. This month, Discovery and the American Red Cross want to thank you for preventing a summer shortage. When donors give blood, platelets, or plasma at a Red Cross blood drive between Thursday, July 21 and Sunday, July 24, they will be automatically entered for a chance to win $5K worth of Shark Week merchandise and receive an exclusive Shark Week t-shirt.
Oceana, the world's largest international organization focused exclusively on ocean conservation, was founded in 2001 by a group of leading foundations concerned that although the oceans constitute over 70 percent of the earth's surface, an extremely small percentage of environmental funding was dedicated to protecting them. Oceana's campaigns are designed to change that by forcing clear, identifiable policy changes with real "in the water" results, usually in three to five years.
Our international campaigns in North America, Europe, Chile, and Belize are focused on the actions agreed on by scientists throughout the world as necessary to preserve and restore marine life:
Protect seafloor habitat from destructive bottom trawling;
Set and enforce reasonable catch limits for commercial fishing;
Stop subsidizing overcapacity in commercial fishing fleets;
Stop marine pollution, particularly carbon dioxide emissions that are making the oceans more acidic;
Oceana sets annual goals toward achieving specific changes and holds itself strictly accountable to its Board, funders, and supporters. Since inception, Oceana has achieved dramatic success in protecting the world's oceans in targeted, practical ways.
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