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This Toolkit offers a suite of simple tools for collecting the sound scientific data needed for the conservation and sustainable management of shark and ray populations. The kit has been designed for use in regions with limited capacity and...
This Guide has been produced to provide practical, science-based advice on how to maximize the effectiveness of both new and existing shark and ray MPAs, to ensure these animals are protected now and far into the future. While it will be of interest...
International fleets are putting pressure on the world’s shark populations, whose natural habitat is largely located in industrial fishing areas — where no legal protection exists, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.Link...
Samoa's campaign to save its national bird, the manumea, was jointly launched on the weekend by New Zealand's Prime Minister. Link to full article below
Although Discovery Channel showcases its Shark Week programming for only seven days each summer, sharks—along with rays—deserve year-round attention for their roles in maintaining a healthy ocean and providing economic benefits through ecotourism....
The Indonesian government announced today, Friday, July 19, 2019, that it will ban tourism by closing Komodo Island in 2020. Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to over 5,000 Komodo lizards, often called Komodo...
Japan began commercial whaling Monday following a 30-year ban, after the country announced it would pull out of the International Whaling Commission late last year. As the first five boats left Kushiro, a northern Japanese port on the first day...
For years, Japan exploited a loophole in international rules to continue hunting whales despite being a member of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) bound by the commercial whaling moratorium that went into effect in 1986. The country has...
This isolated, sub-tropical region in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii is quite literally a cool water, hang out spot for one of the most impressive predators of the open ocean; White Sharks. Click on the link below to read the full...
After a controversial withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission last year, Japan is unfortunately poised to resume commercial whaling after a gap of over 30 years. Come July 1, and a fleet of five vessels will set off from Abashiro port...