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A global shark conservation challenge from Palau and Micronesia

biology, Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Science, sharksSeptember 23, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, the Presidents of Honduras and Palau challenged other world leaders to follow their example by protecting sharks. Both nations have banned shark fishing within their territorial waters, and they are encouraging other nations (both rich countries with fishing fleets and poor coastal countries) to do the same. This announcement was timed to coincide […]

Innovative Conservation: Shark Attack Survivors Speak About Saving Sharks

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 15, 2010

Last Monday, the Pew Environment Group’s Global Shark Conservation Campaign arranged for a brilliant PR stunt – they arranged for survivors of shark attacks to speak about shark conservation outside of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Though very few people are ever bitten by sharks, many fear them, which makes it difficult to […]

Shark Conservation: The problem, the goal, and how to get there

biology, Conservation, ecology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 9, 2010

The problem Sharks consistently rank near the top of lists of American’s greatest fears. In reality, they have much more to fear from us than we do from them. Because of our actions, many species of sharks are on the verge of extinction. A recent International Union for the Conservation of Nature Shark Specialist Group […]

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