US-based non-profit Shark Angels this week launched their annual World Oceans Day Auction.
Items are up for bid until June 19th, featuring dive expeditions around the globe.
According to Shark Angels Executive Director Jamie Pollack:
“With the world shut down for the past two years, we’ve been unable to hold our annual auction. Now that the world is reopening, we are excited to be able to offer these trips to help people travel once again and give them the opportunity to support us at this critical time. Proceeds from this auction will help to fuel Shark Angels’ innovative education and advocacy programs to protect sharks, one of the ocean’s apex species. The health of the world’s oceans depends on healthy shark populations, and every creature on earth depends on healthy oceans for survival. This is a tangible way to ensure your donations make a very real difference.”
This year’s United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the theme “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.”
Shark Angels chose this time for the auction because “protecting sharks also means protecting the beautiful blue oceans they inhabit.”