Shark Research Institute (SRI), a multidisciplinary scientific research organization conducts and sponsor research on sharks, and promotes their conservation. Founded in 1991, SRI has field offices in Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Taiwan, UK, the United States. Current programs include satellite tracking, behavioral and DNA studies of sharks, environmental advocacy, shark attack analysis and public education. SRI works to correct misperceptions about sharks and stop the slaughter of 100 million sharks annually. A primary goal is creating value for sharks as sustainable natural resources for the dive tourism industry, particularly in developing countries. By so doing, a steady revenue stream is also generated for local fishers that might otherwise slaughter the sharks for immediate gain.