22 Apr '11, 3am

Be a shark fan on Dive for #Earth Day! Sign the petition, donate your status for sharks & pass it on!

Be a shark fan on Dive for #Earth Day! Sign the petition, donate your status for sharks & pass it on!

Yes, I'm appalled at the failure of the world's environment leaders at CITES 2010 in Qatar to approve trade protections for some of the Earth's most vulnerable and heavily traded shark species. Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed by Earth's most dangerous predators - humans. Too many of them fall victim to the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning - the act of removing shark fins and discarding the often still alive shark overboard. As Asian demand for fins remains strong, markets for shark meat are growing, helping to push shark species to the brink. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) analyses, all shark species proposed at the meeting met the criteria for listing under CITES Appendix II. Such listing requires that trade is controlled in order to avoid use that threatens the species' survival. Despite the depletion o...

Full article: http://www.projectaware.org/givesharksachance

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