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The Scandalous Crime of Saving Sharks In Shady Costa Rica

The Scandalous Crime of Saving Sharks In Shady Costa Rica

The rangers at Cocos Island had informed Captain Watson that the shark finners of Puntarenas had offered $25,000 to anyone who could kill him. They even joked about collecting it themselves but with a laugh, much to Captain Watson`s relief at the time. And what better place to collect on a bounty than in a Costa Rican prison? We have been told that the bounty has risen, but we cannot confirm it as fact. A quick look at Sea Shepherd accomplishments in the Galapagos Islands might illustrate the reasons that the shark finners are angry. Since 2000, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Galapagos National Park Service, and the Ecuadorian Police have had a cooperative contractual relationship. During that time we have assisted in confiscating more than a hundred thousand shark fins and other wildlife species such as illegally caught lobster and sea cucumbers. We have also assi...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/06/22/the-...

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