Micronesian Shark Foundation

Koror, Palau, PW 96940

Region Active:

Pacific, Micronesia

Research organization

2002

Activity

Sharks and rays, Marine research

Description

The Micronesian Shark Foundation is a Palauan based non-government organization, established to facilitate the study of sharks both in Palau and throughout Micronesia. Due to the exceptional conservation efforts of Palau, which declared Palau a Shark Sanctuary in 2009, and continuing efforts to protect its islands and waters, the local ocean is rich with fish and healthy corals. This makes it an ideal focus for research and the collection of data, relevant for Palau and Micronesia and more generally for conservation specialists and scientists internationally.