SharkFree initiative members and supporters are individuals, organizations and companies which share the goals of the #SharkFree Coalition to protect sharks, the ocean and the planet. Their powerful actions, educational programs, and advocacy showcase their commitment and leadership towards ending the use of shark-derived ingredients in commercial products.

2050 Project

2050 Project is a nonprofit organization that specializes in environmental communications. We are a collection of passionate activists that believe in the power of positive messaging, the importance of collaboration, and the profound impact of community-led action. Our brand of communication adds relevance to complex issues and energizes individuals so that they are inspired to challenge the status quo. Check out our services below and follow us on Instagram @2050project.us for a little motivation and some fun.

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5 Gyres

Empowering action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and advocacy.

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Andy Brandy Casagrande IV

An Emmy Award-winning cinematographer for the likes of National Geographic and Discovery Channel and is passionate marine and shark conservation.

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Animal Justice

Animal Justice works to pass strong new animal protection laws, pushes to hold industries accountable for widespread animal suffering, and gives animals a voice in courtrooms across the country.

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Animal Protection Party of Canada

APPC works to elect legislators who stand for a just, equitable, and sustainable society that respects, protects and enhances the environment and the animals and plants with whom we share our world.

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Animal Welfare Media

Animal Welfare Media/Kibble Creative is a production company that makes short films for a wide range of animal welfare and conservation groups. Our work is meant to educate about issues and incite action. Our motto is “it’s not production, it’s proaction.”

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Aquatic Life Institute

Aquatic animal welfare is a highly neglected and tractable issue. Approximately 500 billion aquatic animals are farmed annually in high-suffering conditions and, to date, there is negligible advocacy aimed at improving fish and shrimp welfare. We support research on welfare interventions, then advocate for the most promising initiatives’ implementation, with the aim of positively impacting the lives of aquatic animals.

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Beneath The Waves

Beneath the Waves (BTW) is dedicated to promoting ocean health and using science and technology to catalyze ocean policy. BTW specifically focuses on threatened species conservation and marine protected areas, with a deep affinity for sharks. BTW’s work creates the conservation evidence needed to inform broad-scale and region-specific ocean policies, while also providing solutions to new or emerging conservation challenges.

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Born Free USA

Born Free works to protect all animals, to provide the best treatment for those held captive, and conserve species and protect individual animals.

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COARE

COARE’s purpose is to study our oceans and increase public awareness of the earth's marine environment through educational programs and outreach. It is entirely run and led by volunteers with diverse expertise in ecology, law, marine photography, conservation, education, and oceanography. Our Vision is a world where our oceans are respected by all humankind - A world where everyone strives for a sustainable and harmonious relationship with the ocean and its creatures – and where individuals, businesses, and governments encourage

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CREMA

CREMA is a non-profit NGO based In Costa Rica that works to protect resources of our oceans and promote sustainable fishing policies in Costa Rica and Central America.

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Captain Alex Cornelissen

CEO of Sea Shepherd Global; member of Sea Shepherd since 2002; captain, veteran crew, participated in 25+ campaigns. His mission is to ensure that Sea Shepherd and its fleet continue to grow, enhancing the organization’s ability to protect marine life, worldwide.

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Captain Peter Hammarstedt

As Sea Shepherd's Director of Campaigns, I have witnessed firsthand the destruction of fisheries targeting sharks to produce shark liver oil. And I have the utmost respect for Brian and Sandy; and their leadership on this issue.

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Code Blue Foundation

Code Blue Foundation is a private charitable foundation supporting innovative projects that promote protection, restoration and resilience of critical ocean and watershed ecosystems. We also support media projects which raise awareness of the importance of these essential natural systems which support all life on the planet.

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CompassionWorks International

CWI strives to create a free and fair world for all beings through the implementation of strategic actions designed to end animal cruelty.

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Cosmetics Alliance Canada

Cosmetics Alliance Canada is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry. They acts as the principal voice of the industry with government and media, representing our members on a wide range of issues and interests.

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Darren Praznik

“It should be good policy and practice not to engage in the trade of endangered species.” Darren Praznik, President & CEO of Cosmetics Alliance Canada

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Darwin Animal Doctors

We work to inspire and cultivate humane communities. We empower them to protect and manage their wildlife sustainably, compassionately, and autonomously.

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David Suzuki Foundation

Always grounded in sound evidence, the David Suzuki Foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. We’re One Nature.

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DawnWatch

DawnWatch encourages the best possible media coverage of animal issues so that people can make informed choices in line with their own values.

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Defend H2O

From the source to the sea, defending clean water and the coastal zone through science, education and law.

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Dr. Boris Worm

Dr Boris Worm is a marine ecologist, and the Killam Research Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada — a professor of marine biology at Dalhousie University — Boris Worm is constantly exploring the world’s oceans, working with students who share his interests.

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Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark

Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark is the University Director of Animal Care based at Dalhousie University He is actively involved in endangered species research ranging from sharks, sea otters and Atlantic Whitefish to blue whales and leatherback sea turtles.

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Dr. Ken Marenus

Dr. Ken Marenus has been working in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry for 40 years. He is the President and CEO of the Independent Beauty Association.

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ETHICAL PROFILING LTD

Our mission is to help our clients make a bigger impact with a smaller environmental footprint. We achieve this by completely managing and auditing our supply chain, employing ethical practices and materials in production, and working with our clients to develop and communicate their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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Echo Conservation

Echo Conservation is a grassroots project, working to protect wildlife and wilderness in British Columbia.

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Elate Beauty

We believe the makeup in our cosmetics case shouldn’t compromise the health of any person, animal or the planet. That’s why our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

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Envoy Shark Cull

Envoy: Shark Cull brings you seven years of footage and is the voice of the dedicated few willing to examine the failings of the current shark control program in Australia.

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Filipe DeAndrade

Wildlife Filmmaker and Photographer Ambassador for Nat Geo Wild

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Fin Free

Fin Free is a global campaign addressing the mass slaughter of sharks caused by the high demand for shark products.

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Fins Attached

To conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem.

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Framesi Spa

framesi is dedicated to you, the professional. Our products have always been professional only and are sold exclusively to licensed hairdressers. framesi never sells its products to retail chains or discount beauty outlets. So when you use framesi, you know you are giving your clients the best that only you can give.

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Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem. Our mission is to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic ecosystem of Georgian Bay by funding accredited research on water levels, water quality, and ecosystems; by educating the public and governments on issues regarding the environmental protection, conservation, the safety and preservation of the water and the natural features of the Georgian Bay area of Ontario; and by enhancing the public's appreciation for their environment.

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Gina La Piana

I am a busy working Entertainment Professional working in the realms of film and television. Rob Stewart was a dear friend and mentor to me. His mission is important and has made a huge impact on the world. I believe Robby made a soul contract to leave this life at such a young age so that he would leave behind a legacy of helping maintain the preservation of human life on earth. His work has inspired me to take steps in the right direction everyday. He has inspired a generation of activists and filmmakers alike who are dedicated to ocean conservation and saving the planet. It is imperative that we stop killing sharks for capital gain. We live in a delicate ecosystem. Sharks keep the oceans ecosystem in balance. They are incredibly important to climate change, they help keep carbon out of the atmosphere. Sharks are beautiful animals: the dogs of the ocean they deserve to be protected. This is important to me because it was Rob’s mission and I join him and his family in a call to action! Thank you 🙏

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Groupe Marcelle Inc.

We deliver innovative, safe and high-quality products to women and men of all ages. We believe every employee makes a difference and has an impact in delivering a positive experience for our retailers, consumers and other members of our community.

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Kahani Pictures

Kahani Pictures works to inspire a just and equitable world through beautiful films that speak to the heart. Our clients include ethically minded businesses, leading nonprofit organizations, and creative innovators.

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Karan Prakash

Regulatory Affairs Associate at DECIEM | THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY

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Krista Cahill

Exploring holistic wellbeing and a life of positive attraction. Looking for each opportunity to grow and understand the mystical side of life. I support causes with pure intention and desire to inform and enrich community understanding.

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Kristyn Wong-Tam

I am a Toronto City Councillor and initially worked with Rob Stewart and the United Conservationists in 2011 to ban the sale of shark fin products in Toronto. After Rob's passing, I proudly supported his family's continued and ultimately successful efforts to ban the importation of shark fin and derivative products in Canada.

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LIBERA! Ecuador

The Animalist Association Libera! is an NGO founded in Barcelona in 2004, currently with a presence in several countries. In recent years we have focused our efforts on the preparation of political advocacy proposals that have allowed us to modify the legislation and advance the moral consideration of all animals.

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Liz Marshall

As a fellow documentary filmmaker and passionate protector of the natural world and of animals, I add my name in solidarity to support this incredible ongoing legacy work of Rob Stewart. We miss you Rob.

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Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics makes fresh, handmade, cruelty-free, and vegetarian products for bath, body, hair, and more. We're proud to say that over 35% of our products are naked (packaging-free) and most of our packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials. From the iconic bath bomb to body butters, vegan haircare, fresh face masks, and more—Lush is your one stop shop for ethical, fun, and fabulous products. Lush recognizes that we operate on Indigenous territory across Turtle Island. Our facilities, along with our settler and newcomer staff, are guests on this land and, as we act to repair past harm, we do it in allyship with Indigenous People.

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Madison Stewart

"We fear sharks in the ocean, we have nightmares in our sleep, we think of them at the beach. However the scariest presence of sharks we have ever faced is that of them in our food, our make up, our soup, our daily routine and our shelves. The key to significant change is awareness, then comes empowerment" Shark Girl", Madison Stewart.

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Marine Conservation Science Institute

The Marine Conservation Science Institute, a renowned leader in Great White Shark research, is founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources.

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Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is a nonprofit working for healthy coral reefs, clean ocean water and abundant native fish for the islands of Maui County.

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Nakawe Project

Promotes the conservation of critical ecosystems and species by working directly with communities to promote sustainable solutions to local environmental issues and educate local populations on the importance of biodiversity.

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Nets Out Now

The Nets Out Now coalition stands against 84 years of shark culling in Australia with a petition urging decision makers at all levels to stop killing sharks.

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Ocean Conservation Society

Ocean Conservation Society is a nonprofit organization conducting long-term marine mammal research and educational projects for the protection of the oceans and marine wildlife.

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Our Hen House

Our Hen House produces upbeat yet hard-hitting podcasts that amplify the voices of people who are working to change the world for animals.

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Pangeaseed Foundation

PangeaSeed Foundation is an international non-profit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. ts mission is to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through science, education, and ARTivism (S.E.A).

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Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a non-profit communications and advocacy organization that collaborates with an expansive global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals to create a more just, equitable, regenerative world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.

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Rahua

As environmentalists, our founders are passionately dedicated to creating luxurious beauty products with the cleanest ingredients; and are continually inspired by plants and nature’s generosity.

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Regi Domingo

Conservationist, Producer & Wildlife expedition leader.

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SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles connects people with sea turtles in meaningful, personal and, memorable ways. We help the sea turtle community connect, grow, and thrive by supporting community-based conservation efforts.

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SHOWTIMES

Films create stories that change culture, politics and history. Find the stories in movies and news on what’s changing the world, now.

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San Diego Coastkeeper

San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores San Diego County's rivers, streams, beaches, bays, coastline and ocean through a strategic blend of advocacy, science, education, community engagement and outreach.

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Sea Shepherd Global

Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.

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SeaLegacy

SeaLegacy combines decades of experience in conservation, photography, and communications, with the latest digital and social technologies, to build a healthy future for our oceans.

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Senator Michael L. MacDonald

I support continuing Rob Stewart’s work for the protection of sharks and habitat and honouring his legacy of bringing the world’s attention to this important conservation matter.

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Shared Earth Foundation

The Shared Earth Foundation is committed to the tenet that all creatures have an enduring claim to sustainable space on this planet. It believes that today’s human beings have the responsibility to share Earth’s resources with other creatures and future generations by limiting their adverse impact on the planet, and by enriching and protecting Earth’s wild life and the places they inhabit.

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Shark Stewards

Shark Steward’s mission is to save endangered sharks and rays from overfishing and the shark fin trade, and protect critical marine habitat through the establishment of marine protected areas. Our vision is a healthy ocean with fully protected populations of sharks and rays and 30% of healthy marine areas protected for future generations.

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Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

“Cultivating a sustainable future from a sustainable environment rooted in our culture and thriving wild salmon ecosystem.” The Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of people living and working in the Skeena River watershed. Our board of directors and membership reflects the broad interests of the people in this region. We are united in understanding that short term industrial development plans, even 50 year plans, will not benefit our region in the long run if they undermine the social and environmental fabric that holds the watershed and its communities together.

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Social Compassion in Legislation

SCIL is a leading political animal advocacy group founded to promote legislation that saves and protects animals and the environment in California and beyond.

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Stop Finning EU

Stop Finning EU’s purpose is the protection of marine ecosystems and sharks. Although many shark species are already threatened with extinction, sharks continue to be hunted for their fins in Europe. Our goal is to end the trade of shark fins in the EU by supporting shark protections, educating the public on the situation of sharks and marine ecosystems, promoting research and the implementation of concrete shark protections.

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Subtle Green

Subtle Green is a vegan, natural skincare company developing effective, ethically conscious solutions. We are proudly opposed to environment exploitative and animal tested/ derived ingredients.

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Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

A grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers, just like you! We inspire local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands- on beach cleanups. We also coordinate educational programs, team building corporate cleanups, waste diversion services, public awareness campaigns and we help others organize their own beach cleanups.

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The Animal Alliance of Canada

Animal Alliance of Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to the protection of all animals and the environment through electoral politics, legislative advocacy, education and rescue.

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The Fur-Bearers

The Fur-Bearers is a registered Canadian charity that works to protect fur-bearing animals through conservation, advocacy, research and education.

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The SeaChange Agency

​The SeaChange Agency is an organization aimed at improving oceanic ecosystems for sharks, sea turtles and all engendered species.

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Toronto Vegetarian Association

The Toronto Vegetarian Association advocates for a healthier, greener, more compassionate world through plant-based eating.

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Tribute

Showcasing films and filmmakers who change the world.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network

To take swift and decisive action to protect and restore marine and aquatic species and their habitats and to inspire people in communities all over the world to join us as active and vocal advocates.

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United Conservationists

Through media, online communities, empowering tools, tangible action plans and youth engagement, we are enabling and inspiring people around the globe to take real, meaningful action

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Upstream

Upstream helps leaders remake how we consume to protect the planet and grow connection and community.

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Vincenzo Guzzo

Vincenzo "Vince" Guzzo is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and television personality. He currently serves as CEO of Cinémas Guzzo, Groupe Guzzo Construction inc., Guzzo Medical and Guzzo Hospitality. He and his wife, Maria, giving generously to numerous hospitals while culminated in the establishment of the Guzzo Family Foundation in 2007, which is aggressively invested in cancer nanotechnology research at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital and McGill University. Guzzo is nicknamed "Mr. Sunshine", and his outfits usually display the colour yellow, stating, "Remember something... The sun can be warm and comforting — but if you get too close, it could burn you."

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We Animals Media

We Animals Media documents animals used for food, fashion, entertainment and experimentation through compelling photo and video-journalism. These visuals are available on our stock platform.

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Whaleman Foundation

The Whaleman Foundation is an oceanic research, conservation and production organization dedicated to preserving and protecting dolphins, whales, and their ocean habitat.

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Will Allen

Will Allen has been a photographer and cinematographer since 2003. Primarily focused on aquatic life he has worked on several adventure documentary films including Revolution and Sharkwater: Extinction.

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Ziya Tong

Award-winning host Ziya Tong has been sharing her passion for science, nature and technology for almost two decades. Best known as the co-host of Daily Planet, Discovery Canada’s flagship science program, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to the stage. Tong speaks on leadership, how to shift perspective, and the role of science and technology in society in her riveting and eye-opening talks.

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Zoocheck

Zoocheck works to protect the interests and well-being of wild animals through investigation and research, legislative campaigns, court actions, capacity building initiatives and animal rescues.

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Shark Free Coalition

Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation
4100 Yonge St. Suite 416
Toronto ON
Canada  M2P 2B5