Statement translated from the original Japanese To: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yuji Yamamoto, Director-General of Fisheries Agency Kazuo Sato We, Iruka & Kujira (Dolphin & Whale) Action Network, Greenpeace Japan and a collective of Japanese … Read more about Japanese NGO Joint Statement Regarding the IWC Meet 66 (Being held in Slovenia, October 20-28)
Sawfish: Kenya presented the proposal to include 5 species of sawfish, Anoxypristis cuspidate, Pristis clavata, P. pectinata, P. zijsron and P. pristis, in Appendices I and II. Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, the European Union, Fiji, IUCN, Senegal, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, IUCN and … Read more about CMS: Shark and Ray Proposals
Day 2: Achmat Hassiem, South Africa, who lost his foot to a shark (GSAF 2006.08.1) shared his experience as a member of Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation group, urging delegates to establish protection for sharks and rays. Day 3: After listening to Achmat's support of shark … Read more about CMS – Days 2, 3, 4
CMS (also known as the Bonn Convention) is an intergovernmental treaty under the United Nations Environment Program that entered into force in 1983. The COP (Convention of Parties) meets every three years. Its objective is the conservation of terrestrial, avian and marine migratory species … Read more about News from CMS
In case you missed it - here is a terrific article about Clay Creswell On July 27, 1870, Giles Gordon was bathing in the ocean in Southport when a shark swam up and bit his foot. Gordon lost a toe but survived the attack. His story remained buried in historical records for more than a hundred … Read more about Pender County resident doubles as shark bite researcher
Valerie Elaine de la Valdene "Shark Girl", passed away on July 4, 2014. She is survived by her parents, her brother Johnny, sister-in-law Michelle and her nieces and nephews: JP-20, her god-daughter Brittany-17, Marc-15, Danielle-12, and Jacquelyn-12. Valerie had a deep a deep admiration for her … Read more about Valerie Elaine de la Valdene, 1966 – 2014
By Bruce Friedrich, published in the Huffington Post on July 1, 2014 Last week, the esteemed journal Animal Cognition published a review paper on fish that concludes, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates." In fact, says fish scientist Dr. Culum Brown, … Read more about Fish Are Smart (And Of Course They Feel Pain!): An Interview With Dr. Culum Brown
See Something, Say Something! Contact Wildleaks if you spot shark finning, or trade in shark fins of endangered species. Wildleaks is an SRI partner WikiLeaks-style website yields 24 tip-offs including elephant poaching, tiger killing, illegal fishery and forest destruction. A new WikiLeaks-style … Read more about Wildleaks attracts major wildlife crime leads in first three months!
Millions of sharks on migration around Britain destined for shark fin soup. It is estimated that up to four million sharks, mainly blues and makos, are killed every year in the North Atlantic as fishermen target their migratory routes to and from British waters, reports the Plymouth Herald. It is … Read more about No limits – No Future!
The public comment period for dusky sharks is due TODAY and COULD mean the REMOVAL OF PELAGIC LONGLINES from the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. People often ask how they can get involved, well this is how! PLEASE send a comment in support of ALT-B10. The comment period ends … Read more about Sharks on the east coast and Gulf of Mexico need your help!!
by Emily Yehle, E&E reporter, Greenwire: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059998729 Gabon's government announced grim news last year: Poachers had killed 11,000 elephants in Minkebe National Park. The data suggested that 60 percent of the African park's elephants were gone, all within a decade. … Read more about Veteran FWS official serves as U.S. eyes, ears in poaching crackdown
After much legwork by the Sonoma Coast Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, The Sonoma County (California) Waste Management Agency voted unanimously to ban plastic bags countywide. The bag ban was a long haul that took many appearances and presentations before city councils throughout the county that … Read more about Congrats to Surfrider – Sonoma County Bans Plastic Bags