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
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
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT Debra Canabal earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science with a concentration in neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She did her thesis work on neuronal control of glucose homeostasis and how it is altered in Diabetes. She was also a recipient … Read more about Debra Canabal, Ph. D., Development
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
Joyce van den Berg has been intrigued with sharks since she was a little girl. Working with the Shark Research Institute has been a fulfilling learning experience, and she shares their belief that sharks are just misunderstood creatures of the sea that need to be protected. When she's not … Read more about Joyce van den Berg, Web specialist