The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) today launched the Shark Champions campaign to build a national community of advocates for protecting sharks and rays in Australia. Australia is home to more than 320 shark and ray species, half of which are unique to Australia’s waters.
BATON ROUGE (USA)- Shark attacks across the globe have doubled in the last 20 years, according to a new study , led by Louisiana State University Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professor Stephen Midway . Yet the rate of attack is low and the risk of being attacked
CAIRNS (AUSTRALIA)-Lethal drumlines off the coast of Queensland, northern Australia catch and kill hundreds of non-target marine animals in the Great Barrier Reef. Humane Society International and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have released imagery of drumlines set off the coast of Magnetic Island showing the death of endangered
GAINESVILLE (USA)- Millions of people enjoy the ocean every year, surfing, swimming, kayaking. Of them, 88 were attacked by a shark last year. Only 5 of these attacks were fatal. The University of Florida International Shark Attack File calls it “just an average year.” At the same time we humans
BALLINA (Australia)- The tide is turning in Australia. More and more Australians are against lethal measures to keep sharks away from their shores such as shark culls, shark nets and drumlines. Website The Conversation did a public survey showing how the public is fed up with killing sharks to prevent
BRISBANE (Australia)- There were more shark attacks around Australia in the years of El Niño. Global warming will also see an increase in shark attacks, so says marine biologist Dr Blake Chapman in Australian news. “We know this affects shark interaction as shark attacks increased in 2009 and 2015 and