shark conservation

Sep. 16/12

Time to celebrate! As the IUCN World Conservation Congress ended last week, the global conservation community voted in favor of critical shark conservation measures for threatened shark species including species-specific steps needed to protect mako and hammerhead sharks.

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Apr. 23/13
Location: 
Similan & Surin National Parks Khao Lak
Thailand
9° 25' 38.5932" N, 97° 53' 17.4624" E

Join Blue Guru's last eco-liveaboard trip of this season!

 

You'll enjoy 14 dives over 4 days in:

- Similan Islands (resident turtles);

- Koh Bon (manta ray hotspot);

- Koh Tachai (leopard shark hangout); 

- Thailand's top dive site, Richelieu Rock (whale shark magnet).

During the trip participants will complete 2 included PADI specialty courses:

- Whale Shark Awareness

- Manta Ray Awareness

There is also an opportunity for extra eco-education, e.g.:

- Shark Conservation Diver

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Aug. 17/12
Location: 
Sharm el Sheikh Sharm el Sheikh
Egypt
27° 51' 30.6144" N, 34° 16' 38.4384" E

Calling out to all instructors and dive guides working in the Red Sea this summer.

Help us to help the sharks. Marine biologist Angela Warrior is here as part of her Red Sea Shark Warriors program to assess the number of sharks being seen in the Red Sea this summer.

Dive guides may have noted that their numbers have been decreasing over the years, and this needs to be registered and addressed.

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Jul. 12/12

Ten species – including hammerheads, tope, and shortfin mako – will now be strictly protected under the Barcelona Convention

The EU has finally voted in favour of strictly protecting ten threatened species of sharks and rays in the Mediterranean Sea, under the Barcelona Convention.

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May. 30/12

On World Oceans Day 08th June 2012, Project AWARE mascots, Finn and Finley, will return to the Project AWARE office where their touring adventures started a year ago. MORE

May. 01/12

With your help, the voice for shark protection has grown - 100,000 strong!

April's Big Shark Shout Out 2012 has ended with a very loud and clear message to global policy makers that 100,972 SCUBA divers and shark advocates are demanding effective and enforceable shark protection measures.

Project AWARE is going to great lengths to ensure our collective voice helps secure trade protection for the most v MORE

Mar. 30/12

Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) was stalled by Japan.

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Apr. 03/12

It's a face only a mother could love. Hammerhead sharks aren't winning any beauty pageants with their oddly shaped, mallet heads and beady eyes peering off in opposite directions. 

During April's Big Shark Shout Out, we'll explore some unique shark features and facts beginning with Cara Hodgson's article shedding some light on hammerheads unique shaped head.

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Mar. 26/12

The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks.

The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a species currently up for protection as an endangered species due to the high commercial demand for its fins.

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Date: 
Apr. 04/12
Location: 
Malapascua's Thresher Shark Divers
Malapascua Island,
Malapascua Island 6013
Philippines
11° 19' 35.616" N, 124° 6' 55.062" E

In the thresher shark capital of the world....

 

.... April 5th is the start of "Holy Week" in the Philippines, otherwise known as Easter. It is also the busiest week of the year on Malapascua Island, home of the famous thresher sharks, when shark lovers descend en masse on the tiny island to get up close and personal with this normally elusive shark. 

What better time to join Project AWARE's Big Shark Shout Out and collect as many signatures as possible!

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