Sharks are not threatening us, we are threatening sharks!
Objective of the Foundation
The object of the Foundation is to protect and preserve the sharks and their natural habitats through its own activities and by actively supporting third parties.
In this sense the Foundation provides financial support and advice for scientific work in Switzerland and abroad. PR work, such as organising and running courses, lectures, travelling exhibitions and appearances in the mass media and the like are intended to inform a broad public of the threat to many species of shark and their environments. PR work is also intended to attract donations to fund the Foundation and its various projects.
Finally, cooperative ventures may be entered into with similar institutions and official bodies which are in accordance with the Foundation’s object.
Headquarters of the foundationHai Stiftung / Shark Foundation
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Board of TrusteesChairman: Dr. Alexander J. Godknecht
Secretary: Rolf Fässler
Member: Dr. Gaston Denis Guex
Member: Dr. Toni Bürgin
Member: Michael Näf
Scientific Advisory BoardChairman: Prof. Mahmood Shivji
If required, various internationally renowned scientists from the particular fields of research.
Office of the foundationHai-Stiftung / Shark Foundation
Commercial registerRegistered in the canton of St. Gallen
Chamber of Industry and Commerce, St. Gallen, Switzerland
AuditRevisal AG Gossau
St. Gallerstrasse 99
Supervisory AuthoritySwiss Federal Supervision of Foundations
DonationsThe Shark Foundation is a charitable foundation registered in the canton of St. Gallen.
Donations to the Shark Foundation are tax deductible in Switzerland.