Tag: shark fin trade

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with the Sharks

Written by | October 28th, 2012

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The Raja Ampat team is surrounded by sharks! But that’s a good thing — let our own fish expert Purwanto explain why.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Reality (of Shark Finning) Bites

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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73 million sharks are killed every year, largely to meet the rising demand for shark fin soup. Can California help reverse this catastrophic loss?

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