03 May '11, 12pm

Putting a Price on Sharks: In Palau, the Maldives, the Bahamas and some other scuba-diving destinations, tourism...

Benedicte Kurzen for The New York Times A great white shark approaching a boat off the South African coast. Reef sharks, as I noted in an article on Monday about a new study , are worth more in the water than when sold for their fins and meat, at least in some cases. In Palau, the Maldives, the Bahamas and some other scuba-diving destinations, tourism operators have gotten across the message to governments that there are economically rational reasons to protect the fish. Interestingly, the “value approach” to endangered wildlife is catching on. The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy and Stanford University have been working together to map and value nature on a larger scale around the world with a tool called InVEST. They have projects under way in Belize, Borneo, Colombia, Namibia, Sumatra, Tanzania, and Virunga in the Congo basin. As an enthusiastic diver who ha...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/putting-a-price...

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Benedicte Kurzen for The New York Times A great white shark approaching a boat off the South African coast. Reef sharks, a...

The $1.9 Million Sharks of Palau (VIDEO):

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care2.com 03 May '11, 3am

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e360.yale.edu 03 May '11, 4pm

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onearth.org 05 May '11, 11pm

For decades sharks have been characterized as villains and the enemies of humanity in TV and film, creating a stereotype t...