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Sharks in Peril - Divers to the Rescue!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3.136497, 101.693258

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A presentation by David Roe, Project AWARE's Marine Conservation Officer, that shows how you can help protect our friends the sharks.

Sharks are in danger and divers can play a major role in their protection. Many shark populations have decreased by over 80% yet global demand for their fins and meat is driving them ever closer to extinction. Weak and lacking fishing regulations means the ocean is being emptied of sharks, and yet they play a crucial role in keeping our ocean healthy.

Project AWARE is working to gain international protection for key shark species at the 2013 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Thailand and through closing loopholes in the EU finning ban. Divers around the world are acting for sharks by taking the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course.

In these troubled times sharks need a friend and divers must be that friend. This presentation shows you how.

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