Our organization carries out research-action projects in various parts of the world, aiming to enhance ecological knowledge of elasmobranch populations in order to reach sustainable management plans with local communities.
More recently, we created a juridical department, which actively works to fight against the illegal trade of protected sharks and rays.
DRDH is also involved in fisheries and coastal management in general, taking part in European Commission expert working groups for fisheries and conducting Marine Spatial Planning training.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
The aim of the sawfish projects is to conduct an evaluation of their conservation current statuses through the involvement of national technicians and fishing communities. We use field data from recent and ancient sawfish catches, to raise awareness of different stakeholders involved in maritime life/fisheries, implement alert networks for sawfishes, and to develop awareness and capacity building programs to meet various targets.
Where We Work
Asia (Indonesia), Western Africa, Europe
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