A part-time resident of Orleans, Wigren has a background in wildlife management. The AWSC has paired with Massachusetts Audubon of Wellfleet and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to offer summer camp scholarship programs at Cape locations. One of the group’s goals is to establish a protected area for great white sharks in the deep waters off the Lower Cape.
Sharks have been citizens of the world’s oceans for more than 400 million years, Wigren said. “They have perfectly evolved and adapted to their environment. The only threat to their existence is us.”
To learn more about the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, to donate, volunteer or request educational materials, visit the group’s website: www.atlanticwhiteshark.org.