Ullapool Shark Ambassador
Born in 2007, began campaigning aged 10
Hi, I’m Finlay Pringle, marine conservationist, climate change activist, Sea Shepherd and Ullapool Shark Ambassador, most people call me Fin.
Sharks are my all-time favourite marine creatures. I am very passionate about protecting them as they are very mis-understood and under serious threat world wide. Sharks only kill a handful of people each year but humans kill 100 million sharks every year. 73 million of these sharks being used to make shark fin soup. Many of the sharks used to make this soup have their fins chopped off and are then thrown back into the sea alive to die a slow, painful death. Rather than being scared of sharks we should be scared for sharks and doing more to protect them. I have campaigned to try and stop sharks being kept in captivity and I am totally against all marine aquariums that also keep cetaceans in tanks. In 2018 I was made a shark ambassador by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in recognition of my campaign to highlight the cruelty of Bear Grylls exploiting sharks at his new adventure park in Birmingham. I look forward to continuing to be a positive voice for sharks for many years. My latest campaign is to help ban the selling of shark fin soup and shark meat in restaurants in the UK and to spread the message to get shark-finning banned world wide. Thanks for visiting my site, Fin
Photos and Media
Lots of people have taken photos of campaigns and events especially my Dad Geoff, he’s also my interview wingman!
We have been interviewed for newspaper articles, radio and TV programmes, that has been helpful in spreading the word about some campaigns.
NOW our planet needs politicians to listen and take action.
Kids like me are school striking for climate action
Shark Fin Soup
Speaking out against this cruel practise
Was not the kind of person I thought he was #EmptyTheTanks
Walk for Wildlife
Shared the stage with Chris Packham, he’s a fantastic inspiring mentor
Young environmental action takers. Doing great things for the planet.
Fridays For Future School Strike for Climate Action