Our San Francisco office serves as our global headquarters and the hub for our conservation activities worldwide. Our team develops PSAs, educational materials, research reports and collateral for distribution to schools, zoos, aquariums, wildlife groups, government agencies, non-profits, companies and service organizations. We arrange for speaking engagements, PSA distribution, footage release, and public relations activities to further raise awareness and vital funds necessary to successfully launch campaigns to reduce demand for wildlife products.
WildAid worked closely with peer conservation groups to push for shark fin bans in key US states. Hawaii become the first state to ban the possession, distribution, and sale of shark fin in the US, followed by Washington, Oregon, and California, where Executive Director Peter Knights testified before the state legislature on three separate occasions. Being that California is the largest market for shark fin outside of Asia, this legislation is vital for global conservation efforts.