Shark conservation partners

In January 2015 the Dutch Postcode Lottery annouced at its Goed Geld Gala its intention to fund “Save our Sharks” a three year programme to protect sharks in the Dutch Caribbean.



Dutch Postcode Lottery

DCNA has a decade long history with the Dutch Postcode Lottery and their “Goede Doelen”. In 2005, DCNA received start up funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery as a ‘Special Project’ of IUCN NL. And in February 2009, DCNA became a full beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. DCNA is one of the 92 charitable organisations which receives an annual subsidy from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

In January 2015 at it’s Goed Geld Gala, the Lottery announced its intention to fund DCNA’s three year shark conservation project “Save our Sharks”.

For more information visit Dutch Postcode Lottery or download our Save our Sharks project.

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Dutch Elasmobranch Society

The Dutch Elasmobranch Society was founded in 2010 with as its main goal: the preservation and protection of sharks and rays by promoting scientific research, education and advocacy, with a focus on species in Dutch waters and the waters of Dutch Overseas Countries and municipalities. We try to achieve this by:

  • Designing, implementing and supervising research on cartilaginous fishes
  • Commitment to sustainable management of cartilaginous fish populations, sustainable fisheries and protection of the marine fauna at a national and international level
  • Creating awareness about elasmobranch and their environment
  • Advise on shark and ray research, policy and decision making.

For more information visit Dutch Elasmobranch Society

The Dutch Shark Society will be implementing the outreach and communication campaign in the Netherlands for our three year long “Save our Sharks” project.

Our contacts: Irene KingmaDr Paddy Walker

Wereld Natuur Fonds (WNF)

Wereld Natuur Fonds, the Dutch branch of World Wildlife Fund, is one of the largest conservation organisations in the Netherlands and has been successfully supporting nature conservation all over the world since 1962. World Wildlife Fund works all over the world to protect sharks and rays.

For more information visit  WWF Global


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Pew Trust: Global Shark Initiative

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.

Working with government leaders, scientists, fisheries experts, diplomats, and even survivors of shark attacks, Pew works to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to urge countries to take action to conserve them.

Pew has identified the present moment as a critical time to reverse the global decline of shark populations. We work internationally to influence the fishing nations and treaty organizations that regulate high seas fisheries. In addition, we work with nations whose waters still have diverse populations of sharks to declare shark sanctuaries and to advocate for international shark conservation.

For more information visit Global Shark Initiative

Pew’s committed goal is the legal establishment of Shark Sanctuaries around the world where sharks are completely protected.

Pew Trust held a high level shark conservation meeting on Bimini in February 2015, with key note speaker Sir Richard Branson. Attendees included representatives from Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Shark team members, Angelo Villagomez, Elise Traub and Rick MacPherson followed up with a visit to the Dutch Caribbean where they connected with park managers, conservationists and decision makers.

DCNA was invited to attend Pew Trust’s “Shark School” in Washington DC at the end of February 2015.

Our contacts: Angelo Villagomez, Elise Traub, Rick MacPherson.

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MarAlliance works with fishers and other marine stakeholders to generate and disseminate essential data on threatened marine megafauna such as sharks, rays, turtles and large fish while promoting sustainable fishing and income diversification. Our work underpins fact-based conservation and management, frequently in the context of marine protected areas.

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