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Are you FINatical about Sharks?

The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark and ray species. If you’re FINatical about sharks, make a splash with a swimming challenge to fundraise for shark protection.

What is the Finathon?
Finathon is a swimming challenge for divers and non-divers to raise funds and awareness to protect vulnerable shark and ray species. A Finathon can be as simple as a few laps of your pool, an island relay or wacky races in shark suits! Put your fins on for sharks and get swimming to fundraise for their protection. Your Finathon helps Project AWARE:

  • Fight to stop shark finning
  • Insist on full protections for critically endangered sharks and rays
  • Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks and rays

You can help Project AWARE:

In November 2014 we helped secure protection for 21 species of shark and rays under the Convention on Migratory Species, following on from our success listing oceanic whitetip sharks, porbeagles, three species of hammerheads and both manta rays under CITES. (Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.)

Thank you for supporting the Finathon, propelling our work to implement necessary guidelines for shark and ray protection in 2015 and beyond. Create your fundraising page now and we'll be in touch every step of the way to ensure your action is a success!


Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Marc Michallet $50.00 Thanks for doing this, Vas. I hope Patrick and Philip will still be able to see sharks when we're diving together in the future.
giancarlo pfeifer $25.00
Anonymous Donor $5.00
Douglas Brett $100.00 Go Emma!!
Tom Bliss $10.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Good luck!
Rebecca Brookland $20.00 Go Emma!
Martyn Simpson $10.00 Big ups to all participants
Daniel Wiltfang $25.00
Donald Bale $25.00 I love you Cassie & good job!!!!
Russell Hughes $25.00
Ron Fogel $10.00
Shirley Krause $10.00 You go Cassie!!! Love Grandma
Dale krause $25.00 Good Job Mermaids!!!
Stephen O'Connor $50.00
Virginia Driver $10.00 Go Emma.
Debra Sparks $10.00
Jo Sparks $10.00 Congratulations Emma, you can do it! #soproudrightnow!
Emma Young $10.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Fundraising Event $1800.00
Barbara Bale $25.00 For all our finned creatures <3
Ray & Alison Zinsli $65.00 Beautiful animals, evolutionary masterpieces
Amanda, Megan, Kyleigh and Frankie Debauche $20.00 You both are truly amazing!
Kym Williams $10.00 Chris is doing such a great job raising awareness ! Keep up the fantastic work ????
Christine Hyland $50.00 You go girls!
Kate Manera $10.00 Great Cause. We need to protect our our Sharky friends!
Emma Chin $15.00 Better late than never
Rodger and Shelley Wolfe $20.00
Ginger Swiecichowski $10.00
Sanne Simonsen $25.00
Dave Smith $10.00
Kate Bransby $1.00 Had to take it to $700!!
Kate Bransby $10.00
DENISE KRAUSE $20.00 Good job girls!!!!
Phillipa Mitchell $50.00
James Erickson $20.00 500 meters should be a good starting point, jump in ladies!
Tom Bliss $25.00 Tomato soup tastes better
Emerson Pratt $10.00 Jo is offering baking and you are holding your breath... Personally I'd threaten to hold my breath unless Jo gives you some baking... Great cause and happy to donate. Man is far more scary than sharks, I don't see sharks drinking human arm soup.
Emerson Pratt $10.00 So... I guess you are allowed to come up for air after every minute? Great cause, how would people like it if we made soup out of their arms?
Emerson Pratt $10.00 I presume that you get to come up for air after every minute? If not I'm not sure I should be donating....
Emerson Pratt $10.00 You'd be a fool not to enter a draw for a chance to winsome of Jo's baking. Great cause and yummy baking... there's a winner if I ever saw one.
Brianna Badenhop $50.00
Chris Zinsli $10.00 Jo's Baking is the Best!
Michael Gomes $100.00
Matching Donation $103.75
The Blake Family Charitable Trust $500.00
Nils-Fredrik Pedersen $50.00
Greg & Patrice Williams $35.00 We are with you. Protect the sharks! MESA, AZ US
bradley farquhar $50.00 Good work lads
Project AWARE
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