The Shark Callers of Papua New Guinea

    by Patrick Nason For the past six months I have been living with Shark Callers on the tropical island of New Ireland, five hundred miles east of mainland Papua New Guinea.  My home in Tembin village rests on the volcanic shores of the Bismarck Sea, the site of Dennis … Read more about The Shark Callers of Papua New Guinea

News from CMS

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

A Rare Find

Research into the biology and ecology of the whale shark has increased dramatically over the past 15 years, but our understanding of much of the life cycle of these animals is still lacking.  In particular, little is known about their reproduction and the early life of young whale sharks.  Mating … Read more about A Rare Find

Report from Western Australia on the Shark Cull – Part 2/3

This is the Second of a Three-part Field Report on the Shark Cull in Western Australia  PART TWO:    VAGABONDING While I prefer to travel light and plan little, I do think it’s a good idea to arrange at least one night of lodging to rest up after a transcontinental flight. Stepping off the bus in … Read more about Report from Western Australia on the Shark Cull – Part 2/3

Report from Western Australia on The Shark Cull – Part 1/3

This is the First of a Three-part Field Report on the Shark Cull in Western Australia  PART ONE:    MAKING CONNECTIONS Four months having passed since the scheduled hiatus of the controversial shark cull in Western Australia, and with deadline looming on whether or not to extend, amend, or simply … Read more about Report from Western Australia on The Shark Cull – Part 1/3