Virtual Event: Sarah Fowler talks to David LindoSharks of the World

David Lindo talks to Sarah Fowler on his podcast In Conservation With


Starting with a childhood love for the sea, including Basking and Tope Sharks, Sarah achieved a First Class Joint Honours in Zoology and Marine Zoology. She was offered a marine ecologist post shortly before completing a Conservation MSc launching a career in marine conservation.

Sarah has since worked for government departments, national and international NGOs and as MD of a biodiversity conservation consultancy. She has managed and audited research programmes, coordinated expert networks and advised on marine conservation strategies with a particular emphasis on shark and ray wildlife trade policy and migratory species conservation.

She acted as Deputy Chair, Acting Chair and Co-chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG) for 18 years including heading the first global chondrichthyan Red List Assessment, completed in 2009. She also led the SSG’s input to CITES, CMS and other multilateral environmental agreements and fisheries bodies for over 25 years.

Sarah founded the European Elasmobranch Association and the UK Shark Trust (she is still a Trustee of the latter). She was appointed OBE for services to marine conservation in 2004 and became Scientific Advisor to the Save Our Seas Foundation in 2011.

Sharks of the World is the essential illustrated guide for anyone interested in these magnificent creatures. Now fully revised and updated, it covers 536 of the world’s shark species and is packed with colour illustrations, colour photos and informative diagrams. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide incorporates the latest taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring many species that were only described in recent years. It also includes a completely revised and expanded introduction and updated line drawings throughout.

  • Covers 536 shark species from around the world
  • Features updated species accounts, illustrations and maps
  • Gives an illustrated overview of shark biology, ecology and conservation
  • Includes fin identification guides
  • Provides a colour distribution map for every species