sharks

Apr. 30/13

The Finathon concept was born in 2011 from one scuba diver’s passion for sharks and has now swept the globe, raising critical funds for shark protection and inspiring a movement to end finning. The first Finathon™ took place in the town of Stoke on Trent, in the heart of England.  An unlikely place to find a tribe of FINatical shark advocates.

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May. 02/13

The good news is you don’t have to be an event organiser extraordinaire to get involved in the Finathon™ 2013. In fact you don’t actually have to swim at all.

Simply create your very own personal Finathon™ fundraising page, write a few words from the heart about why you love sharks, why sharks are totally awesome and why you think they deserve protecting. Make it personal and ask your friends to support the cause!

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Date: 
Apr. 22/13
Location: 
Grenada Dive Sites
Grenada
12° 3' 0.234" N, 61° 53' 49.1028" W

all week we are cleaning up our dive sites from objects not belonging. Not that we expect to find much, but will post our findings on Saturday.

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Date: 
Apr. 22/13
Location: 
International School Bangkok
39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road
Amphur Pakkret, 12 11120
Thailand
13° 52' 41.0844" N, 100° 32' 47.3064" E

New BLUE LIST highlights Thailand’s 100% Shark Fin Free Hotels

Fin Free Thailand is a new campaign encouraging hotels and restaurants to 
stop  serving  shark  fin,  in  order  to  protect  endangered  sharks,  marine 
ecosystems, and people’s health. 

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Mar. 15/13

An outpouring of support from the scuba diving community for critical CITES protections

Five species of highly traded sharks, both manta rays and one species of sawfish were listed under CITES at the conclusion of CoP16 held this month in Bangkok, Thailand. Delegates from 170 countries considered 70 proposals affecting more than 300 species, including eight of some of the most vulnerable sharks and manta rays.

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Mar. 13/13

Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays & freshwater sawfish listed

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Mar. 11/13

Shark fin soup is a delicacy in Asia. But its popularity is helping to decimate shark populations. However, governments voted Monday (today) to protect five species of the predators. Preliminary approval came at a U.N. meeting on wildlife trade in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Mar. 11/13

Proposals to list close relatives of sharks also advance on historic day at COP

Bangkok, 11 March 2013.  Following on the heels of unprecedented Committee votes to control international trade in commercially valuable sharks, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) went on to adopt proposals to list three species of closely related rays by even wider margins.

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Mar. 07/13

Experiencing the unique beauty of the underwater world as a diver inspires me to do what I can to protect our ocean and its inhabitants, particularly magnificent species like sharks and rays.

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Mar. 07/13

Thailand signals opposition to CITES listings while Senegal proclaims support

Debate is heating up on proposed protections for sharks and rays at a major global trade meeting. Shark conservation experts have united to urge governments to vote in favour of the measures and thereby ensure the survival of the threatened species. Roughly 150 of the 178 governments that are party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are expected to vote on these proposals over the coming days.

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