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Ways to Protect Sharks

Pura Vida has teamed up with Discovery and Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, for a jaw-dropping new Shark Week Collection! And who doesn’t love a whole week dedicated to loving our friends of the sea? Although many people are scared of sharks, we know people should be scared FOR sharks since fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. Healthy oceans need sharks so we’re going to give you 5 simple ways you can help protect these amazing animals. 🌊🦈

LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

One of the easiest ways you can help protect sharks is by simply educating yourself about them! When you take time to learn about these beautiful creatures, you not only gain an understanding about their survival, but also their threats. Oceana’s Marine Life Encyclopedia is a great resource for learning about some of the 450+ species of sharks cruising the world’s oceans! Let’s get reading. 🤓

DONATE

Donating is always a good idea.🦈 As you know, Pura Vida is partnering with Oceana to help oceans worldwide. This means that 5% of sales on our Shark Week Collection (collection will be linked here) will be donated to Oceana! They are rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one-third of the world’s wild fish catch. Since its founding, Oceana has won more than 225 victories and protected roughly 4 million square miles of ocean. Find out more about how Oceana is helping to save the oceans victory by victory

SET UP A BEACH CLEAN UP

Cleaning up your local beach is such a fun and easy way to give back to the ocean and our shark friends. Put out flyers, tell your neighbors, grab your friends and get out there! Let’s keep our oceans clean so that sharks have a safe place to call their home. 🦈 

KEEP AN EYE ON OUR FRIENDS

Looking out for sharks and defending them when needed is an amazing way to protect them. If you see a shark being attacked or harmed, be sure to report it to local authorities. If you happen to stumble upon a shark in trouble or injured at your local beach, call in experts who know how to handle the situation. Oceanconservancy.org has a whole guide on responding to stranded or injured marine animals. 💙🌊

SPREAD THE WORD

Last but not least, spread the word about sharks! Whether this is on social media, blogs or just simply telling your friends. We can all use a little reminder that sharks play a vital role in maintaining healthy oceans and it’s important to take small steps in our day to day life to keep them safe. 🦈🤍

 

We hope this information inspires you to keep our oceans safe for sharks! Together, we can make the deep blue a friendly place for ALL species to call home.  

Since last year we were able to raise almost $42,000 for Oceana. Our goal this year is to beat it! Share the love of the sea with us, and support this cause by shopping our Shark Week collection today! 🌊🦈

 

 

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