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Asian Shark Conservation: Launch of our Shark Sighting Database!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3.145041, 101.709173

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-The Asian Shark Conservation (ASC) launches its shark sighting database to provide accurate shark population data primarily for use by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in producing The Endangered Species Red List, at Fahrenheit 88 on 12th until 14th October 2012.

Formed by a group of individuals concerned with the future of shark population specifically, ASC collaborates with Amber Chia, WWF-Malaysia, Reef Check, Canvas For Nature, Boogie Nature and Project AWARE.

The campaign will kick off with the media launch, fashion show and auction on Friday, 12th October 2012 followed by other activities throughout the weekend. The organisers of the campaign are dedicated to conserving ocean health through the protection of sharks and the marine environment.

What can the public do to help? It's simple. Go diving in Asia. Record your shark sightings, register and then log in as a registered user at ASCs brand new website and input your sightings into their database. This information will then be forwarded to IUCN to keep their ‘Red List of Endangered Species’ crucially updated on a regular basis.

Join us in this October and help raise awareness and support ASC’s shark conservation efforts!

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