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    100 Million Sharks Killed Annually – CITES decision to restrict sharks and manta rays exports

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    Calls for action at CITES to prevent species from being traded to extinction. The number of sharks killed each year by commercial fishing is estimated to 100 million. The rate of fishing for shark species exceeds their ability to recover as most of them reproduce late …

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    Amazon’s Pink Dolphins in Danger

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    NYTimes.co​m has related in its recent article that even though Amazon’s pink dolphins are protected, they are still in danger as local fishermen see a rival in dolphins. Fishermen are slaughtering the animal in the Amazon, for catfish bait. Portugese biologist, Doctor Miguel Migueis who studies dolphin populations …

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    Freediving with Sharks – Lesley Rochat

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    Lesley Rochat is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, conservationist, activist, writer, poet and speaker. She’s successful in all she does. This beautiful lady has a great mind; she chose to use her wide knowledge and skills to be a conservationist rather than a successful well-paid …

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    Releasing a Shark from a Hook

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    This clip is showing a blue shark being released from fishermen’s hook by Pelagic Life members. Pelagic Life is a nonprofit conservation association dedicated to the awareness of pelagic life. They invest many efforts in capturing high-quality images and sharing them to make people aware of …

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    Fishermen collected and gut 220 Mobula Rays in Gaza

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    On February 27th, 220 mobula rays have been spotted dead on a beach in the Gaza strip. The last time these rays were seen in the region was six years ago. It’s still not clear how these mobula rays died in such a large quantity and washed up on the beach in …

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  • CITES to Protect Sharks and Manta Rays

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    Sharks and manta rays are essential to the health of the ocean, but their populations are declining fastly due to international trade. In March, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – CITES will open its doors in Bangkok and countries …

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    SharkTalks – David Doubilet – “Photography: The Language of Conservation”

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    David Doubilet, one of the pioneers of modern underwater photography and the most well known in the profession, held the first talk out of eight in an interdisciplinary symposium on shark and marine conservation, organized by the Shark Stanley team from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies, last February 15th. This …

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    Dolphins illegal fishing in Sri Lanka

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    Poachers have been caught while illegally fishing dolphins in Sri Lanka. Marine life is under threat and it’s affecting one of the biggest tourist attraction in the region. It’s also modifying the country’s population livehood. Minelle Fernandez from Al Jazeera is reporting from Kalpitiya, in northwest Sri Lanka.

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    Special Appeal From Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd – Please Share!

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    Captain Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd organization need your help!  Please sign the two petitions explained by Paul in the clip here under. One is mostly important to protect the illegaly hunted whales  and  the second one to allow Paul Watson to get back home.  Anyone in the world can sign and make a …

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    New Surrealistic Underwater Scenes to Fight Pollution

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    After his first brilliant set of surrealistic underwater pictures, professional photographer Jason Isley co-founder of Scubazoo.com, has now imagined to use his art for a good cause, to fight the pollution and other fishing excesses. He went to dive the Malaysian Sea armed with his camera …

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