Adopt a Shark

Adopt a Shark

The rear view of a basking shark (Ceterhinus maximus) feeding at the surface on plankton. Photographed in June. Cairns Of Coll, Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. British Isles. North East Atlantic Ocean - Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

Sharks and rays in our local seas are particularly in trouble, with some species as endangered as snow leopards and pandas

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for more than 400million years but have been hunted and persecuted for generations, leaving many species on the brink of extinction.

Shark are incredibly important for the health of our seas – as top predators they help to manage and maintain a healthy balance within our oceans and their loss could have devastating consequences.

Adopt a wild friend today

By tagging sharks at sea and training anglers, we hope to identify important spawning grounds and nursery areas to help sharks get the urgent protection they need – allowing them to thrive and restore balance to our coastal waters. Find you more about our conservation work.

Sample pack

What's in your adoption pack?

Animal adoptions are only £25 per year and you will receive: 


Your adoption postcard, with space for a note - if you intend to gift the adoption

Species fact cards

Ulster Wildlife car/window sticker

A handmade felt decoration - your new friend to treasure!

Biannual email updates on our sharks, skates & rays conservation work

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Adoptions as Gifts: If you are buying an adoption as a gift, there is a postcard in the pack with space for your gifting message, and an extra sticker inside so you can reseal the package before giving it to your gift receiver. Now you are good to gift!