Nina Dobrev wants to save sharks

WASHINGTON (USA)- Not only does she play the lead role in one of our favorite vampire series, she’s also committed to saving sharks. Oceana announced Nina Dobrev, actress and ocean advocate, as its newest Oceana Ambassador.

Oceana is currently advocating for legislation that would ban the sale and trade of shark fin products in the U.S.

Shark finning

While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins – including imports from countries that allow finning – continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. The demand for shark fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world.

“I am thrilled to join up with Oceana and help fight for healthy oceans,” Nina Dobrev said. “I’ve been fascinated by sharks for a while. They used to scare me, but once I realized what amazing creatures they are, I knew I needed to lend my voice and support to Oceana’s campaign for their protection.”

Graceful

“I was really struck by how graceful sharks are – and how uninterested they were in me. These are unique, fascinating animals and they deserve our respect. The U.S. has a great opportunity to set a positive example and help discourage the demand for shark fins around the world.”

While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins – including imports from countries that allow finning – continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S. The demand for shark fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world.

More about the campaign: www.oceana.org/SaveSharks.