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Dutch announce International Shark Strategy

THE HAGUE (The Netherlands)- The Netherlands today announces an International Shark Strategy for the protection of sharks and rays in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. Fishing and owning sharks is now forbidden in the kingdom and furthermore a protected area will be designed around Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Shark fins “It is estimated that around 100 million sharks are killed […]

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Shocking footage of damage that shark nets cause

SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA)- Today marks the end of the 2018/2019 shark netting season of New South Wales, Australia. What damage these nets cause to keep swimmers safe is dramatically shown by the graphic footage that Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released. Every year hundreds of marine animals are killed by the shark net program […]

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Alarmbells for endangered mako sharks

LONDON (UK)- One of the fastest shark species of the world has seen a decline of 60% in the Atlantic over about 75 years. IUCN warns for the threatening extinction of the shortfin mako shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Its cousin the Longfin Mako Shark has also been assessed as an Endangered Species. Makos migrate great distances, don’t reproduce until […]

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Shark Champions campaign launched

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. Protect, conserve and manage “Healthy oceans need sharks”, says Tooni […]

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Shark tourism can change your mind about these much-maligned predators

OAHU (HAWAII)- Shark ecotourism can change people’s attitudes about sharks and make them more likely to support conservation projects – even after allowing for the fact that ecotourists are more likely to be environmentally minded in the first place. Michele Barnes, James Cook University and Sarah Ruth Sutcliffe, James Cook University In our research, published in the journal Marine Policy, […]

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Queensland drumlines killing endangered sharks

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 scalloped hammerhead sharks. Both organizations call for an end to […]

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