SANIBEL, Fla. (February 14, 2020) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Tuesday, March 10 with “Global Shark Conservation” by Ryan Orgera, CEO for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)

Between 63 and 273 million sharks are killed annually–mostly for their fins. Sharks from Florida end up in Asian fin markets, and our local fisheries and ecosystems depend on healthy shark populations. Ryan will explain the major threats to sharks globally.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm in the CROW Visitor Education Center located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road and are approximately one hour in length. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for teens (Age 13-17) and free for children age 12 and under. Space is limited and events do sell out, so advanced registration is highly recommended.

CROW’s 2020 Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly talks and runs through April 14. For a full schedule of talks, more information or to register in advance, please visit

About the Speaker:

Before starting with SCCF, Ryan worked on the Ending Illegal Fishing Project and Global Shark Conservation teams with The Pew Charitable Trusts. He traveled extensively to institute meaningful conservation measures in African and Latin American nations, as well as within various United Nations conventions, most notably the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora. During his time with Pew, Ryan helped ensure global protections for thirteen species of sharks and rays. Ryan is currently a member of the Federal Marine Protected Area Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretaries of Commerce and Interior.