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SILENCE OF THE SHARKS - December 2015

Did you know? Sharks don't feed on humans. Humans feed on sharks. The official SILENCE OF THE SHARKS video invites you to watch, share and join the campaign to save lives and make a difference!

THE VOICE OF CHILDREN 

Children of the world are joining this fascinating and important journey of saving the sharks by drawing the protest banners held underwater during the dive. For this purpose, a competition is held online, inviting all children in all countries and all ages to create their own protest banner and to share it on a dedicated platform established on the SILENCE OF THE SHARKS website. The winning banners will be printed on waterproof ads and will be carried underwater by the protesting divers. 

  The best drawing of them all will be awarding its young creator and one of his parents with an invitation (flights and accommodation) to participate in the event Sponsor by DAN Europe. 


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Sharks Conference & D-Dive

You are invited to join on a lifetime campaign created to bring awareness to shark conservation worldwide through high impact dive protests, information dissemination and open to the public events 
that promote these goals. Silence of the Sharks organization is made up – "divers for sharks"  photographers, citizen scientists, academics, marine biology enthusiasts and is open to any supporter worldwide"

500  divers, 14 professional photographers, 70 diving instructors and 32 production team members, all live broadcasted to millions of viewers on October 22, 2017  in Eilat, Israel

This protest dive is a technological and logistical challenge, which might just result with a Guinness  Record as well. Over 500 divers will be participating at this dive, which will be live broadcasted to million viewers around the world using the latest technologies. 
Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the most famous marine biologists and explorers in the world, had already confirmed her participation. During the broadcast, Sylvia will be attending the dive site while holding a live conversation with some of the most influential leaders in the world. 

 

SILENCE OF THE SHARKS is a unique project which joins hundreds of global organizations in an attempt of providing endangered sharks of the world with a voice. The shark community is on the brink of complete extinction, consequences are tough on balance of nature and this situation requires a call for action by all means.

SILENCE OF THE SHARKS project was launched in December, 2015, in Eilat, Israel, by an Israeli and German production team. An impressive protest dive was launched, including 85 divers equipped with banners. The dive was live broadcasted in HD and received amazing media exposure. The creative and heartwarming banners carried by the divers underwater were drawn by children from Cologne, Germany and Eilat, Israel.  
Following this first protest dive, many others were initiated all over the world, including Cuba, South Africa and a very unique one in Russia, under the ice. 
The plan for 2017 is to continue expanding the project by cooperating with more organizations and having more countries joining the cause.


Novie Sychiki Russia, sharks protest Under the Ice

CONCLUDING EVENT
The protest dives campaign will conclude with a festive event, which will take place on October 22-24, 2017, in Eilat, Israel. This event will be all about gathering and uniting all shark conservation organizations worldwide for the purpose of raising the issue of shark hunting in to the global public agenda.
The event will include a 2-day academic congress (October 23-24) which will allow the most influential environmental activists worldwide to discuss the matter of shark hunting and decide together upon a plan of action. The University of Haifa will be providing the academic platform for this panel and will be organizing the conference with respect to invitees and content.  

500 DIVERS ON A LIVE BROADCASTED PROTEST DIVE
The peak of the event, however, will be a huge live broadcasted protest dive, planned for October 22nd, which more than 500 divers will be joining. The dive will be held in memory of Dr. Eugenie Clark, also known as “The Shark Lady”, who began her shark research at the Eilat Bay.
This protest dive is a technological and logistical challenge, which might just result with a Guinness Record as well. Over 500 divers will be participating at this dive, which will be live broadcasted to million viewers around the world using the latest technologies. 
Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the most famous marine biologists and explorers in the world, had already confirmed her participation. During the broadcast, Sylvia will be attending the dive site while holding a live conversation with some of the most influential leaders in the world. 

CHILDREN JOINING THE CAUSE
Children of the world are joining this fascinating and important journey of saving the sharks by drawing the protest banners held underwater during the dive. For this purpose, a competition will be held a few months prior the protest dive, inviting all children in all countries and all ages to create their own protest banner and to share it using an online platform. The winning banners will be printed on waterproof ads and will be carried underwater by the protesting divers. 


​The call of the children of Eilat, Israel and Cologne, Germany

MEDIA EXPOSURE
The success of this project somewhat depends on the exposure it manages to receive. The greater the exposure, the louder is the voice we provide the sharks with. Therefore, great efforts and a decent budget will be invested in the promotion and converge of the event. Fortunately, Global Sustainability is on top of the agenda these and so, this huge and extraordinary project already manages to attract much attention from the media.

Image by: Mark Fuler