Shark protection across the Caribbean
Virgin Unite, Unite BVI and Ocean Unite are working together to protect sharks by creating a regional shark sanctuary in the Caribbean. It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed in commercial fisheries around the world each year, mostly for their fins. Sanctuaries prohibit fishing for sharks, as well as the possession and trade of any shark products.
Sharks play a vital role in the ocean and their protection is critical for the ocean ecosystem. Sharks also bring economic and cultural benefits to island countries. It is estimated that the value of one shark fin is approximately US$1K, while the same shark can generate over US$1M in tourism over its lifetime, as an attraction and as a critical piece to maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem.
Where will my money go?
Your donation will help secure and establish a shark protection sanctuary in the Caribbean.
Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of all donations received go directly to initiatives we create or support.