Fondation Franz Weber is committed to improving the disastrous situation of our oceans by means of various projects:
FFW is fighting back against our oceans being plundered by the aquarium industry. A sad, bleak, short life in an aquarium awaits ornamental fish, corals and other marine animals – that is, if they even survive the punishing journey in the first place. In 2019, FFW successfully opposed the construction of a large-scale aquarium by Basel Zoo (Switzerland), and is supporting efforts to oppose the planned SharkCity aquarium in Germany, which aims to exhibit sharks from all over the world.
In particular, FFW harnesses its role as official observer at CITES to achieve more rigorous scrutiny of the international ornamental fish trade, through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
In addition, FFW is working with the “Great Seaflower” campaign, supporting the efforts of six Caribbean nations to protect the animal kingdom and the ecosystem of this extraordinary natural heritage.