Are you eating plastic?

We have all seen them, and most of us have used them, but do we know exactly what they are? Allow me to introduce to you, the Mighty Microbead… Microbeads are small plastic particles (<2 millimetres) and they come in an array of bright and consumer-catching-colours.  Most people have no idea that these pretty little beads…Read More

Sharks & Global Warming

Did you know that sharks play a role in mitigating Climate Change? Let me show you how . . . Like good insurance policies, Sharks as Apex predators are directly and indirectly in charge of the health of the ecosystems they patrol. They influence the distribution, behaviour and abundance of their prey and they affect…Read More

Fake it till you make it

You too may have seen this image which went viral on social media and whose “popularity” fuelled justified anger from National Geographic. This image was stated as the winner of The National Geographic Photo of the Year – which obviously was untrue. I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly with Nat Geo when they said that it…Read More

ABC’s of Shark Cage Diving

“Shark”, the mere term strikes fear in the hearts of most who hear it. But when combined with “cage” & “diving”, it completely boggles the minds of those same souls. I am here today to dispel any, and all of those preconceived fears. The concept of shark cage diving is far more simple and definitely…Read More

Tourism Impact

How does tourism impact on local communities? Sometimes it has a beneficial influence, sometimes I feel it has a diluting impact on local traditions and behaviours. But for today, we will focus on the positive impact. Let’s take a look now at how the Shark Cage Diving Industry has influenced the local community of Masekhane…Read More

Conservation for Tourists

Here at White Shark Projects we fly our responsible tourism flag high and we take pride in our social and environmental roles. We have a firm belief in conservation through education and aim to turn everybody into a shark and ocean ambassador. Therefore, we ensure that we share as much information as possible with our clients, informing…Read More

Save Our Seas

There’s a silent, serial killer on the loose and it drifts along streams and coastlines, gobbling up oxygen, suffocating and killing aquatic life. “Dead zones” are the consequential killers, borne from our agricultural systems. Dead zones are basically areas of water with decreased oxygen levels, in which practically nothing, except bacteria can survive. Dead zones…Read More

How to become an Ocean Superhero – Ep.1

Our oceans and marine life are being choked by a continuous supply of plastic; from plastic bags and bottles, to straws and microbeads. 80% of marine plastics come from land-based sources, which are then blown or washed into the ocean. Plastic travels well and ends up on shorelines, in the stomachs of ocean life, and…Read More

Ocean Superhero – Ep.2

In our previous episode, you were introduced to 5 simple steps/choices to reduce your single-use plastics, as well as the repercussions of said plastics. In this episode, I will be showing you how your food choices can help save some lives – no, don’t worry, I am not jumping on the vegan band-wagon! Read below…Read More

Ocean Superhero – Ep.3

In the previous two episodes, we discussed ways in which we can reduce our plastic footprint and in so doing, become Ocean Superheroes and save some Marine lives. Today, in the final episode of this trilogy, we take a closer look into our cupboards and see how a change in our personal products can turn…Read More

Why We Need Sharks

Save our Seas! Save our Sharks! These words may have been echoing through social media platforms and you may have seen it a hundred times, but have you ever wondered “what’s the big deal with sharks?”. Why do we need to save them? Why are they SO important? Well, there are numerous reasons why sharks…Read More

Coastal Clean Up Day

On Saturday the 16th of September, White Shark Projects’ Crew and Volunteers were joined by Gansbaai Tourism, La Pentola Crew, Gansbaai locals and the Cape United Soccer Team to clean up the coastal town of Gansbaai. For this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up Day, we decided to focus on prevention and chose to clean the town centre of Gansbaai, preventing all…Read More

The Green Traveller

Responsibly Green: Eco-Tourism. Responsible Tourism. Sustainable Tourism. We’ve all heard the lingo, but do we know, or more frankly, do we care what it means? In short, responsible tourism is about creating better places to live in and better places to visit. The order of that sentence is key though. Its purpose is to educate…Read More

Volunteer with WSP & WIN

White Shark Projects featured on InfoHub.com + GIVEAWAY!!! Dear friends! Today we are thrilled to announce that one of our projects – White Shark Volunteer Project – has been chosen as an Unordinary Trip of the Month by InfoHub.com , the #1 travel portal on the Internet specializing in the out-of-ordinary , special interest vacations. Although it might seem a bit unusual for a volunteering…Read More

Hook, Line & Shark

I’ve just read an article in a local South African newspaper, which at first made me smile so broadly with delight but then, a few paragraphs later, made me fall into a deep despair. Allow me to explain my bipolar-like reaction to this article: The heading reads: “Plan in place to safeguard our whales” and…Read More

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