We know our members care about giving back as much as they care about saving money. That’s why we offer rewards that help you Chime In for important causes. Last month our members showed their support for the crucial relief work in Nepal by redeeming our #ChimeIn for Nepal reward. Shark Week starts on July 5th on Discovery Channel, and Shark Awareness Day is on July 14th, so this is the perfect time to highlight shark conservation.
From Jaws to Deep Blue Sea to the incomparable Sharknado, sharks have been consistently portrayed as scary monsters in the movies. In truth, sharks have much more to fear from humans than we do from them. Around the world, shark populations are seriously threatened by commercial fishing, accidental capture, and habitat degradation. In spite of increased conservation efforts and recent protections around the world, shark fishing has been steadily increasing. Because of their slow growth and reproductive rate, shark populations will be unable to recover without human intervention–and as a top predator in the oceans, the loss of sharks will have a huge effect on the food chain and ocean ecology.
During the month of July, you can make an even bigger impact as a Chime member when you adopt a great white shark through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Yes, that’s right, the toothy species made famous (or infamous) by Jaws. Sadly, their fierce reputation has only increased demand from collectors for their jaws, teeth, fins and leather.
When you spend $25.00 (the cost of the basic great white shark adoption kit) or more with the WWF, you’ll get $5.00 back to your account. And if we all #ChimeIn together, we can have an even greater impact.