About 100 million sharks are killed every year!
I spend my life loving these creatures who keep our planet alive, teaching people from far and wide the importance of these incredible species in maintaining the eco system and the health of our oceans and the World, raising awareness of their vulnerabilities and explaining why we must work together to protect their lives so that we in turn can carry on surviving.
Sharks have survived for over 400 million years, they have survived where dinosaurs become extinct. They are an apex predator in their environment and therefore are vital in the food chain. Not many things threaten their kind; however due to poor education, misleading media promoting fear and neglect of these creatures and unsustainable demands for their fins in Asia and their meat in other regions of the world, humanity has taken actions that threaten sharks very existence, killing about 100 million sharks every year (about 3.17 per second), should this continue, we may see sharks becoming extinct in a few hundred years.
A major decrease in the shark population would trigger the extinction of many other smaller species and in turn would have a drastic effect on mankind.