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Sonja Fordham

Founder, Shark Advocates International

Sonja Fordham has been advocating science-based shark policies before fishery management and wildlife conservation bodies for two decades, and has been a leading proponent of bans on shark finning. In 2010, after directing shark conservation projects at Ocean Conservancy and the EU-focused Shark Alliance, she founded Shark Advocates International as a project of The Ocean Foundation. Ms. Fordham serves as Deputy Chair of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Shark Specialist Group. She has received the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Hero Award, the Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award, and the IUCN Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership.

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