Fins for the Future continues to grow and support the following programs:
IUCN/SSC Hippo Group, which consists of a group of researchers dedicated to promoting hippo conservation. Members promote scientifically based action for the conservation of common and pygmy hippos, and work to develop and execute programs that study, save, restore and manage hippo populations and their habitats.
Mote Marine Laboratory, where scientists are using satellite tags to learn about sea turtle migrations to help understand and evaluate potential threats these animals face when they are far from nesting beaches. www.mote.org
Center for Ecosystem Survival (CES): Adopt-A-Reef, raises funds for the conservation of threatened and endangered coral reefs and their surrounding marine ecosystems around the world. Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. Often called "rainforests of the sea," reefs are one of the essential life -support systems of the planet (supplying one-tenth of the fish for island and coastal people). www.savenature.org
Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is a non-profit sea bird rehabilitation centre based in Cape Town, South Africa. SANCCOB aims to conserve and protect South Africa's sea birds, especially threatened species, for the benefit of present and future generations. www.sanccob.co.
Shark Research Institute (SRI), a multi-disciplinary non-profit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization, was created to sponsor and conduct research on sharks and promote the conservation of sharks. SRI works with the scientific community, individuals and organizations concerned about the health of our marine ecosystem, and marine resource users: subsistence fishermen, sport divers, and the dive tourism industry. SRI works to correct misperceptions about sharks and stop the slaughter of 100 million sharks annually. A primary goal is creating value for sharks as sustainable natural resources for the dive tourism industry, particularly in developing countries. By so doing, a steady revenue stream is also generated for local fishers that might otherwise slaughter the sharks for immediate gain. Current programs involve visual and satellite tracking, behavioral and DNA studies of sharks, environmental advocacy, publications and public education. http://www.sharks.org/
Mid-Atlantic Conservation Alliance (MACA) - develops and implements science-based, conservation and education programs that protect local wildlife and habitat, raises environmental awareness and engages the public in regional conservation efforts.