Rewilding the North Sea
Wereld Natuur Fonds-Nederland
The North Sea ecosystem was once full of life, with an extremely rich fauna from the smallest shellfish to the largest predators like sharks and rays. Nowadays, the system is degraded due to human use. WNF aims to ensure and enlarge the presence of sharks and rays in the North Sea by protecting them, restoring their habitats, and reintroducing them to the habitat.
This project contributes to the restoration of North Sea nature by advancing scientific understanding of sharks and rays, building public awareness and supporting management measures like MPAs for charismatic megafauna. This combined approach is complemented and strengthened by the performance of an actual breeding and release programme, which brings underwater nature to a broader share of society.
For more information visit: https://www.wwf.nl/