Michael Scholl, Founder and Trustee of the White Shark Trust, has been conducting different research projects on White Sharks since 1997 at Dyer Island. Unfortunately there was no infrastructure in place or available to support or conduct proper scientific research.
From 1998 to 2002, Michael Scholl has been working and developing his initial projects, and funding from individuals, companies and organisations worldwide have started to support these projects. The need for a registered Trust therefore became a necessity in order to attract and manage the dearly needed funding for:
Extract from the Deed of Trust:
" The primary goal and object of the White Shark Trust is to utilise the resources at its disposal to undertake and support research, education and conservation projects in respect of Great White Sharks (Carcharodan carcharias).
The main goals of the White Shark Trust are:
The White Shark Trust is a registered Trust # IT792/2002 under the laws of South Africa.
The White Shark Trust is a registered NonProfit Organisation # 022-168-NPO under the laws of South Africa.