Healthy oceans need sharks.

Without them, ecosystems face possible collapse. Despite having lived on Earth for approximately 450 million years, today they are the most threatened group of marine animals in the world.

Did you know that 37% of shark and ray species currently face extinction? AMCS and HSI won’t let that happen and we need your help.

Together, we’re creating a powerful collective of Shark Champions to turn the tide for sharks in Australia. If you love marine life and want to take direct action to help save it, you’re in the right place.

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Issues facing sharks and rays.

More than one third of the world’s sharks and rays have been put at serious risk of extinction over the last 100 years due to lethal threats from humans.

Fishing, culling programs, habitat loss and warming oceans are all contributing to harming this keystone species.


When endangered sharks can still be legally fished from Australian waters, you know there are problems in our own backyard. We must fish for the future, or we wont be fishing in the future.


For more than 80 years, Queensland and New South Wales Governments continue to cull sharks. Modern, evidence-based and non-lethal solutions exist that improve safety for humans and wildlife alike. The culls must stop.

Altered habitats

Our oceans are warming and more humans are living by the coast. Our actions are changing the land and sea, influencing where, when and how sharks and rays live their daily lives.

Threatened Species

1 in 8 species of shark and ray are threatened with extinction in Australian waters. Australia’s nature laws require considerable strengthening, and must give threatened species the protections they urgently need.

Who we are.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Humane Society International are two of the leading and most effective organisations working on shark and ray protection in Australia. 

By joining forces, we’re achieving more for our oceans and these precious animals. 

In just the past five years we’ve achieved so much, here’s some our biggest outcomes.

We’re over 60,000 Shark Champions strong, speaking out for sharks, and we want you to join us!

Securing protection for endangered hammerheads as ‘no-take’ species in Queensland waters, saving up to 37,500 being fished per year.

Giving critically endangered sawfish a fighting chance at recovery, by securing the removal of gillnets from the Great Barrier Reef by 2027.

Securing a nationwide approach to stop illegal live shark finning in Australia.

Removing 12 of 19 species from Queensland Government’s shark culling ‘Target List’.

Securing trials of non-lethal solutions for shark bite mitigation across Queensland beaches.

Making it illegal to cull sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

Become a Shark Champion today.

Join us and over 60,000 Shark Champions in tackling the issues sharks and rays are currently facing in Australian waters. Be a voice for precious marine life by calling on our elected leaders to give our endangered sharks and rays the protections they desperately need.

When it comes to sharks, we are their biggest threat but also their only hope. Become a Shark Champion today.