Grey Nurse Sharks
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The Wildlife Warriors partners the University of Queensland in the conservation of Grey Nurse Sharks. These sharks were extensively hunted and killed since the 1950s when they were mistakenly conceived as man-eaters. Today, it is an endangered species estimated to number only 1000 on Australia’s east coast. Dedicated to recover this shark species, Wildlife Warriors Worldwide is researching on the locations of the Grey Nurse Sharks’ gestation sites to offer protection to these breeding grounds. This is done using Croc One – Steve Irwin’s vessel designed for marine research purposes.
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Whaling persists today with the demand for whale meat, oil and other commercial value purposes – such as making cosmetic products and health supplements. Hence, Wildlife Warriors partners Sea Shepherd, a marine wildlife conservation organisation committed to end whaling and save these gentle giants. In honour of Steve Irwin’s passion for saving whales, Sea Shepherd renamed its whale defending ship Steve Irwin in 2007.
“Steve Irwin’s life demonstrated how one person can make a significant difference in the world.”
– Captain Paul Watson, founder and president of Sea Shepherd