07 Jul '11, 7pm

Success! Commercial Shark Fishing Banned in the Bahamas | Care2 Causes

Success! Commercial Shark Fishing Banned in the Bahamas | Care2 Causes

Commercial fisheries kill up to 73 million sharks annually, threatening the future of hundreds of endangered shark species. Now, thanks to the efforts of Pew Global Shark Conservation and the Bahamas National Trust, with the help of over 20,000 Care2 members , the 40 species of sharks in the Bahamas can be safe from slaughter. Although the sharks of the Bahamas enrich the ecosystem and generate millions of dollars in ecotourism, a major Bahamian seafood company recently announced its intention to indiscriminately slaughter Bahamian sharks and export their fins. But the Bahamian government stepped in just in time , prohibiting all commercial shark fishing in Bahamian waters. Thanks in large part to animal activists both worldwide and in the Bahamas, the Bahamian government declared this week that the country’s 240,000 square miles of ocean will now be a shark sanctuary. The...

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Shark Fishing Banned in the Bahamas

Shark Fishing Banned in the Bahamas

care2.com 07 Jul '11, 2pm

An amendment to an important fisheries law was made recently to ban all commercial shark fishing in the Bahamas. Sharks in...

Shark Finning Outlawed In Chilean Waters | Care2 Causes

Shark Finning Outlawed In Chilean Waters | Care...

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 10am

The Chilean Congress made history as it unanimously approved a bill to ban shark finning in its national waters on Wednesd...

Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jul '11, 8pm

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jul '11, 6pm

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Green: Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jul '11, 8pm

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Green: Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jul '11, 6pm

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Great news! Bahamas joins Palau, the Maldives, Honduras in prohibiting commercial fishing of #sharks

Great news! Bahamas joins Palau, the Maldives, ...

projectaware.org 06 Jul '11, 4pm

The Bahamas announced Tuesday morning it would end all commercial shark fishing in its waters, an area that encompasses mo...

Green: Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

green.blogs.nytimes.com 05 Jul '11, 7pm

Associated Press A shark in waters off the Bahamas, where shark diving attracts many tourists. The Bahamas on Tuesday join...

Shark Protection is Going Global

switchboard.nrdc.org 08 Jul '11, 1am

Governments around the world are taking action to protect sharks. This is because sharks are often worth more alive than d...

Bahamas Turns 250,000 Sq Miles Of Ocean Into Permanent Shark Sanctuary.

Bahamas Turns 250,000 Sq Miles Of Ocean Into Pe...

treehugger.com 05 Jul '11, 4pm

"2011 is fast becoming the year of the shark," said Jill Hepp, manager of global shark conservation for the Pew Environmen...

Saving the Planet One Clothesline at a Time | Care2 Causes

Saving the Planet One Clothesline at a Time | C...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 6am

When looking at laundry hanging from a clothesline can drive a neighbor to murder , you know something’s seriously out of ...

Bear Cub Rescued | Care2 Causes

Bear Cub Rescued | Care2 Causes

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 9pm

A few weeks ago, a young male bear was allegedly discovered by a Slovenian family. The family wanted to raise him but the ...

Fishing for Food

Fishing for Food

earthtimes.org 18 Jul '11, 2pm

The 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights, states that the right to food is not an option but a moral and legal oblig...

Tearing Apart Killer Marketing Tactics From Shark Week

Tearing Apart Killer Marketing Tactics From Sha...

searchenginewatch.com 09 Jul '11, 2pm

The bio is leaps and bounds better than the Facebook page. A #SharkWeek hashtag is branded in the bio and there is a link ...

The Importance of Being Vegan

The Importance of Being Vegan

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 6am

“If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.” - Leo Tolstoy … Intellectual...