Tag: shark finning

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.

Saving Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Journey Home

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Jo and Sangeeta reflect on a tiring and inspiring journey to the Raja Ampat Islands, where the team’s research will help protect both nature and people.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Diving Daram

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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In the farthest-flung corner of Raja Ampat, the dive team is encountering both shark finners and thriving populations of sea turtles. Join the adventure!

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Shark finners make easy villains, but have you ever met one? Matt Miller did and came away with an amazing story and a new perspective.

California Bans Shark Fins; DC Should Too

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Mike Sweeney, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California, looks at a new law and finds what he thinks is an obvious next step.

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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