Krzysztof Odziomek, Project Aware, marine conservation, saving sharks, saving rays, responsible tourismWith one in four species of shark and ray threatened with extinction the World Wildlife Fund and the Manta Trust thru Project Aware has made available a Guide to Best Practices for Shark and Ray Tourism. The goal is to give you a set of guidelines enabling you to make better choices based on the latest scientific research.  (photo – Krzysztof Odziomek – Project Aware)



Best Practice Toolkit

Also included is a Best Practice Toolkit resource referenced to the Guide, plus Posters showing Examples of Interaction Guidelines (Code of Conduct). Make a commitment today, use these tools to make a difference and create a future for sharks and rays by minimizing the harmful impact of tourism on their habitats and populations.

  1. How do you perform?

  2. Building a social license

  3. How well do you know your market and license requirements?

  4. Guidance for management authorities

  5. Selecting a site

  6. Example code of conducts

  7. Provisioning

  8. Full Toolkit


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