ROBINA (AUSTRALIA) – As summer descends in Australia, sharks may be at the forefront of the minds of many beach goers and reef adventurers. By Daryl McPhee, Bond University Globally, the number of shark bites is on the rise, with a threefold increase since 1982. White sharks, bull sharks and tiger
Scientists and conservation activists in Libya have launched the Angel Shark Project in Libya. This project aims to promote reporting of angel shark catch and identification in Libya, and highlight the importance of Libya as a hotspot for angel sharks in the Mediterranean sea. In a global extinction risk review
No measure are needed to reduce shark conservation, says the Bahamas National Trust in reaction to concerned fishermen who see an increase in shark interactions while fishing, spearfishing and diving. The shark attraction industry brings in more than $100 million a year. The Bahamas National Trust “understands the concerns expressed
FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)- Most of the 10 species of Hammerhead sharks are severely overfished worldwide for their fins and in need of urgent protection to prevent their extinction. To learn more about a declining hammerhead species that is data poor but in need of conservation efforts, a team of researchers from Nova
Today, WWF released its Living Planet Report, stating that 68% of the world’s animals has vanished between 1970 and 2016. Another study a few weeks ago showed how illegal and irresponsible fishing has left sharks ‘functionally extinct’ in many of the world’s reef ecosystems. Protection seems more urgent than ever!