The White Shark Trust (WST)
The primary goal and object of the Trust are to utilise the resources at its disposal to undertake and support research, education, and conservation projects in respect of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias).
It is the intention to:
- establish a fund in the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of receiving grants and donations from international sources as well as sources within the Republic of South Africa;
- manage and disburse such funds in the furtherance of the objectives of the Trust;
- promote dialogue between various research, conservation, education, and Government bodies concerned with management, research, conservation, and education concerning the White Sharks;
- assist in providing relevant advice on the management of the White Sharks;
- obtain the support for the objectives of the Trust from local residents living around concentration hotspots for the White Sharks, including Mossel Bay, Dyer Island / Gansbaai, and False Bay in particular;
- obtain the support for the objectives of the Trust from the established tourism industry involved with the White Sharks located at Mossel Bay, Dyer Island / Gansbaai, and False Bay in particular;
- ensure that effective action is taken in all matters affecting the welfare and preservation of the White Sharks;
- promote educational opportunities for the general public, schools, and the tourism industry;
- to conduct and support scientific research projects and field expeditions with regards to the White Sharks.
The Save Our Seas Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation in South Arica (022-168-NPO).