LONDON (UK)- An important win for sharks! The British government today announced a ban on the import and export of shark fins. Thanks to successful campaigns by British shark conservation organizations. The new legislation will require all imported and exported shark fins to remain attached to the shark carcass and onlyContinue Reading

A juvenile blacktip reef shark having measurements taken. Photo: Luke Gordon/Save Our Seas Foundation.

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)- The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is dedicated to the conservation our oceans, with a particular focus on securing a sustainable future for sharks and rays. Predators like sharks play a crucial role in healthy marine ecosystems, and the oceans are our life support – we rely onContinue Reading

Tiger shark. Photo: Michael Vogelsang

VIENNA (Austria)- Modern tiger sharks are older than previously thought and in the past several tiger shark species existed compared to the single species living today. That’s what an international team of researchers, led by Julia Türtscher from the University of Vienna, found out by examining the fossil record ofContinue Reading

Paradise, also know as Îlot Maître, New Caledonia. Photo: Tamyka Bell/Flickr Creative Commons.

MAITRE ISLET (New Caledonia)- A 57-year-old man has died after a shark attack off an island in New Caledonia on February 28th. The amateur yachtsman was swimming near his moored boat off Maitre islet in the French Pacific territory when the incident happened. The investigation is ongoing but it is believed thatContinue Reading