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The ‘million dollar manta’ being killed worldwide for unproven health tonics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2012) - Manta rays are so popular with divers and snorkelers that a single animal can 'earn' more than US$ 1 million over its lifetime for local eco-tourism, according to a new report issued by the Manta Ray of Hope Project. Despite their popularity and lucrative tourism value, the report provides shocking evidence that these graceful and gentle giants are rapidly disappearing due to extreme fishing pressure that is largely unknown by the general public or conservationists.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-million-dollar-manta-being-killed-worldwide-for-unproven-health-tonics

Manta Rays receive first international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Shark Savers applauds the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) on its agreement to list the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) on both its Appendix I and Appendix II, obligating its member countries to protect mantas and their habitats. The CMS is an international treaty organization and the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes. Shark Savers also thanks the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador for initiating and submitting the proposals to protect Manta birostris by listing them on both Appendices I and II of the CMS. The Manta Ray of Hope team assisted Ecuador’s CMS delegates in shaping the proposal and made available to all CMS delegates a condensed version of its forthcoming Manta Ray of Hope report, "Global State of Manta and Mobula Rays" and access to the Manta Ray of Hope short film prior to this week's CMS meeting in Bergen, Norway.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-receive-first-international-protection-from-the-convention-on-migratory-species-of-wild-animals

Enforcement Victories

Shark Savers celebrates improved enforcement of the no-take zone in Misool Eco Resort, within the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary. Last time we visited, several fishing boats were apprehended, but the procedures for enforcement and prosecution had not yet been determined. On May 17 Marit Miners of Misool Eco Resport reports that poachers have been apprehended and successfully prosecuted under the new laws.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/enforcement-victories

Who benefits from the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary?

A question has been raised as to whether Shark Sanctuaries lock out local fishermen for the pleasure of divers and conservationists, while protecting sharks. Local villages and their people will be such an important element of the success of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary that we feel it important to clarify its relationship to the surrounding communities. The goal of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary is to protect sharks and other wildlife. In order to do that effectively, we believe the program needs: The active participation of the local communities to ensure they are invested in the outcome. Local villagers are not locked out, but are locked-in. To utilize an appropriate level of underwater ecotourism (diving) as a means to bring jobs to the communities and money to enforcement, while not undermining the conservation goals. Without both, it's very hard to make a Shark Sanctuary a sustainable, viable solution and the sharks will be gone in short order.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/who-benefits-from-the-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Press Release Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation. The Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary provides full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles. Also prohibited are highly destructive practices including reef bombing and the aquarium fish trade. The Shark Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Indonesia, the largest island archipelago in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-mantas-and-turtles-to-be-protected-in-raja-ampat-indonesia

Shark Sanctuary declared in Raja Ampat

We are excited to announce that the Regent of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, has declared a Shark Sanctuary for the entire 17,760 square mile area of Raja Ampat. This declaration is a direct response to the proposal presented by Shark Savers and our partner, Misool Eco Resort. The Bupati has declared that, in Raja Ampat, it is now: Forbidden to catch fish with poison, bombs etc; Forbidden to catch fish using a compressor, purse seine,“Muroami” and “bubu” Forbidden to catch sharks, manta rays, mobulas, live reef fish for the aquarium trade, dugongs and turtles. Forbidden to catch any fish at all in designated tourism and conservation areas. This is an important milestone, as Raja Ampat enjoys the highest marine biodiversity level on the planet with 1397 species of fish and over 600 species of coral recorded. It has also been the scene of destructive overfishing that has severely threatened sharks, mantas, and other vulnerable species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-sanctuary-declared-in-raja-ampat

Update on the initiative to create a Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat

Shark Savers is working with the Misool Eco Resort and other tourism companies and NGOs to create a large Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat. One component of this effort is our petition in support of the Shark Sanctuary. The purpose of the petition effort is to show broad international support for the Shark Sanctuary, particularly among the very people who are likely to visit Raja Ampat as a result. To date, we have assembled the signatures of over 7,000 individuals, and over 250 NGOs and tourism companies from around the world. This is a great outpouring of attention and support.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/update-on-the-initiative-to-create-a-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat

Help establish a new shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Indonesia enjoys the most biodiverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also the world's largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a valuable resource: its sharks. Raja Ampat in Eastern Indonesia is perhaps the crown jewel of this biodiverse region, but its shark populations have been ravaged and its manta populations are now under siege.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-establish-a-new-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat-indonesia1

Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to Palauan President Toribiong

You may recall that Shark Savers fielded two petitions regarding Palau. The first one opposed a bad shark fishing law and the second one thanked Palau for subsequently protecting sharks by creating the National Shark Sanctuary. We created a book consisting of your signatures and comments for presentation to President Toribiong. Today, our book was presented to the President on our behalf by our friend, Dermot Keane of the Palau Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-thank-you-to-palau-book-presented-to-palauan-president-toribiong

Honduras and The Maldives join the ranks of shark sanctuaries

In the past few weeks, both Honduras and The Maldives have joined Palau in announcing a complete ban on shark fishing in their territorial waters. The ban in The Maldives was expected. One year ago, the Maldivian government announced a fishing ban for reef sharks and stated that there would be a subsequent ban on all shark fishing within their waters within 12 months. That time has now come. Many of you signed our petition to congratulate The Maldives when they announced the earlier ban.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/honduras-and-the-maldives-join-the-ranks-of-shark-sanctuaries

Shark Savers launches worldwide ‘thank you' to Palau for protecting sharks

New York, NY, October 5, 2009-Shark Savers announced today it has launched an online ‘thank you' card to harness worldwide support for Palauan President Johnson Toribiong's September 25th declaration of a National Shark Sanctuary. The online card is available for the public to sign at the Shark Savers web site. Palau's move to protect sharks is one of the most complete and unequivocal shark conservation actions in history. It is also rare good news for sharks because their populations worldwide are collapsing due to unrelenting fishing pressure, as indicated by reports released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sharks are critical to the ocean ecosystem because, as apex predators, they help to keep other marine populations in balance.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-worldwide-thank-you-to-palau-for-protecting-sharks

Palau Shark Sanctuary: thanks belong to you

We have received a few 'thank you's for our collective efforts opposing Palau's Senate Bill 8-44 which sought to re-open commercial shark fishing and loosen shark finning regulations in Palau waters. The new declaration of the National Shark Sanctuary is the response to that bill. Many of you signed the peitition against this bill and so these 'thank you's belong to you. We, too, are sometimes skeptical of the effectiveness of a petition, but in this case our collective voice from around the world helped turn the tide in Palau. Many of the signers of the bill were not just shark enthusiasts, but Palau's customers: those who fly across the world to visit Palau's sharks. All of your impassioned comments made a sizable contribution to this historic declaration by President Toribiong.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palau-shark-sanctuary-thanks-belong-to-you

Maldives imposes historic ban on shark fishing

Congratulations to the government and people of the Maldives and the Baa Atoll Project for creating the world's first country-wide shark haven.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/maldives-imposes-historic-ban-on-shark-fishing

Help save Hawaii's mantas

Mantas, the cousins of sharks, are in danger of disappearing in Hawaii. Please support pending local conservation regulations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-save-hawaiis-mantas

Alibaba to end shark fin sales

If they keep to their promise, shark fins will no longer be sold on Alibaba beginning January 1, 2009.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/alibaba-to-end-shark-fin-sales

48-Hour Web-athon of Art for Sharks!

Staying awake for 48 hours while you create artwork suggested by others, while the entire process streams live on the internet. That may seem like a novel idea to some, but to Ara Elkins it was just a fun way to share his appreciation for sharks. Ara and his friends devised a unique plan to bring together the online art communities they each belong to and raise some funds for Shark Savers. The event began on December 16th, 2011 and continued for two days non-stop. Artists volunteered their time and talents drew pictures in real time to flow into a live art stream on an event web page. Participants donated using Shark Savers' fundraiser's Donor Page specially set up for the event.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/48-hour-web-athon-of-art-for-sharks

An Ironman for sharks!

Early in 2011, Shark Savers received a request from a young man who wanted help bring shark awareness to the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 8th, 2011. Brian Yannutz, a recent graduate of marine sciences from University of Hawaii at Hilo, had previous experience in shark conservation. Following the landmark fin trade ban in Hawaii, he visited Chinese restaurants in his town to inform them of the new legislation and asked them to sign a pledge to stop selling shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/an-ironman-for-sharks

Yoga for Sharks!

We all know that the practice of yoga supports stress relief and relaxation but did you know that it can also support shark conservation?

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/yoga-for-sharks

Lemonade Stand for Shark Conservation!

Here at Shark Savers our mission is to save the sharks. And every day we are reminded that it takes an engaged, dedicated community of like-minded citizens taking action as local conservationists, advocates, and activists to bring about positive change for sharks. We are contacted weekly by concerned citizens wanting to know what they can ‘do’ to help save sharks, and through our Ban-the-Fin and .Say NO to Shark Fin Soup Campaigns, we happily provide educational outreach materials, social-networking tips, and overall guidance to take action in your community.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/lemonade-stand-for-shark-conservation

Differences between sharks and bony fish: more than just a skeleton

Around 400 million years ago, fish evolved into two very different groups: Class Chondrichthyes, which includes sharks and rays, and Class Osteichthyes, which gave rise to modern-day bony fish. Although the groups share a common ancestor, there are several major biological differences between them.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/differences-between-sharks-and-bony-fish-more-than-just-a-skeleton

450 Million Years of Sharks

Sharks have swum in the oceans for almost 450 million years. But longevity is only part of the story. That extra few million years of evolution have enabled many shark species to develop some extraordinary abilities as perfect predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/450-million-years-of-sharks1

Sharks' Role in the Ocean

Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean

Ground Sharks

The largest of shark orders with 277 species, including Bull Sharks, Catsharks and Hammerheads.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/ground-sharks

Frilled Sharks

Frilled sharks, a long skinny shark that looks like an eel, are among the oldest living species of sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/frilled-sharks

Cow Sharks

Cow sharks are little known because they spend most of their lives in deep, cold oceans beyond the reach of divers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/cow-sharks

Bramble Sharks

Bramble sharks are named for thorn-like "dermal denticles" that grow over their body.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bramble-sharks

Angel Sharks

Angel Sharks are reminiscent of skates, with flattened bodies.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/angel-sharks

Saw Sharks

Sawsharks resemble sawfish, with a long, toothy, sword-like snout to find and slash their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/saw-sharks

Bullhead Sharks

Bullhead sharks are relatively inelegant for a shark, living clumsily on rocky reefs.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bullhead-sharks

Dogfish Sharks

Dogfish sharks are the second largest of shark orders with 128 species and are highly diverse.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/dogfish-sharks

Mackerel Sharks

Mackeral Sharks include the most famous sharks, such as the Thresher, Mako, and the most famous of them all, the Great White.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/mackerel-sharks

Carpet Sharks

Carpet Sharks derive their name from both their bottom-dwelling nature and varied coloration.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/carpet-sharks

Shark Teeth

Evolution has turned sharks' teeth into perfect tools for catching their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/shark-teeth1

Shark & Ray Reproduction

Sharks and rays' unique reproductive systems ensures that their young get the best chance at survival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/shark-and-ray-reproduction

Myth: Sharks Have Poor Vision

Sharks have such keen senses that it was assumed they overcompensate for poor vision. It appears that their eyesight is just fine.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/myth-sharks-have-poor-vision1

How Bull Sharks Survive in Fresh Water

Most people think of sharks living in oceans, but the Bull Shark has evolved a clever way of living in fresh water too.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/how-bull-sharks-survive-in-fresh-water

Myth: Sharks Don't Get Cancer

The myth that sharks don't get cancer has led to millions being killed for their supposed cancer-fighting properties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/myth-sharks-don-t-get-cancer

Finning and the Fin Trade

Today the rapidly expanding and largely unregulated shark fin trade represents one of the most serious threats to shark populations worldwide, and shark fins are now among the most expensive seafood products in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/finning-and-the-fin-trade

What is Bycatching?

Bycatch is when a species of fish or marine mammal is unintentionally caught while fishing for a specific "target" species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/what-is-bycatching

Shark Fin Soup

The growing demand for shark fin soup is decimating global shark populations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/shark-fin-soup1

Nutritional Supplements

Shark cartilage and shark liver oil are sold as cures to a host of ailments.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/nutritional-supplements

Other Threats Facing Sharks

Recreational fishing and habitat loss are only two of the many threats sharks face.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/other-threats-facing-sharks

Sharks and Ecotourism

Sharks are worth more alive than dead! As an integral part of ecotourism, sharks help provide hundreds of sustainable jobs through the million-dollar dive industry.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-and-ecotourism

Shark Science

Scientists like this one, preparing monitoring tags, are now studying sharks to fill in the gaps about some of the most basic facts about most species of sharks, like lifespan or litter size.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-and-people/shark-science

Ray Biology

Diamond-shaped bodies and wings aren't the only things that make mobulids unique in the marine world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/rays/ray-biology

Threats to Rays

By far the greatest threat comes from fisheries for their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/rays/threats-to-rays

Diving with Rays

Diving with these graceful animals offers a sustainable alternative to fishing.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/rays/diving-with-rays

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Martha’s Vineyard elementary and high school students and community groups will soon have a chance to increase their knowledge about sharks, thanks to a visit from marine conservation biologist Samantha Whitcraft of Shark Savers who is being hosted by MV Promotions Network. Ms. Whitcraft’s visit marks the launch of JAWSFEST’s “Summer for the Sharks” initiative to help raise awareness and funds for shark conservation.

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ACTION - NY bill to ban the shark fin trade

Call or write your Assembly Member and your State Senator. Urge them to Sponsor the bill to ban the shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-ny-bill-to-ban-the-shark-fin-trade

London Times article exposes ‘Shark Fin Godfather’

On February 16th, Shark Savers participated in a debate in Singapore that was the first of its kind: Shark Savers and animal rights group ACRES vs. Dr. Giam Choo Hoo, called the “Shark Fin Godfather” by the London Times’ Frank Pope this morning.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/london-times-article-exposes-shark-fin-godfather

Three Shark Savers’ conservation films selected for Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The three films highlight Shark Savers’ conservation activities that include engaging divers in ‘citizen science’ in reporting of shark sightings, efforts to promote shark eco-tourism as a replacement for shark fishing/finning, and protecting manta and mobula rays from a relatively new trade in their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/three-shark-savers-conservation-films-selected-for-beneath-the-waves-film-festival

New Patrol Boat for Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary

Shark Savers excited to announce that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a new patrol boat for the southern portion of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-patrol-boat-for-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

ACTION: Help Ban the Fin in New York!

Please join Shark Savers at next Wednesday, April 18th’s 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where we will join The Humane Society of the United States to urge New York state legislators to protect sharks from the shark fin trade and population depletion.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-help-ban-the-fin-in-new-york

The Great Fiji Shark Count!

Shark Savers is pleased to be both a sponsor and participant in the Great Fiji Shark Count. This ‘count’ is the first major partnership of our own recently initiated citizen science database of shark sightings as part of our SharksCount Program.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-great-fiji-shark-count

Shark Savers Launches I'm FINished with FINs Campaign at Asia Dive Expo

Shark Savers is again participating at ADEX, the Asia Dive Expo that runs from April 13th to 15th at Hall A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-i-m-finished-with-fins-campaign-at-asia-dive-expo

Give a Presentation

Use our Shark Savers Powerpoint presentation or make your own and educate dive clubs, church or school groups about sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/give-a-presentation

Celebrities pledge “I’m FINished” with Shark Fin at SharkAid 2012

May 1, 2012, Singapore. Celebrities, artists and conservationists stood in unison to raise awareness about sharks and the negative impact of shark’s fin soup at SharkAid 2012, a free public concert held today at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/celebrities-pledge-im-finished-with-shark-fin-at-sharkaid-2012

Sharks Count at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

Shark Savers is honored to have our short, citizen-science conservation film, “Now, More Than Ever, Sharks Count” showing as part of the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s SHARK exhibit curated by acclaimed wildlife artist, author and environmentalist Richard Ellis.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-count-at-the-fort-lauderdale-museum-of-art

Shark Savers Team Tags Sharks with RJ Dunlap

Saturday May 5, 2012 may have been a typical Cinco de Mayo for many people but Shark Savers’ team members Samantha Whitcraft and Jennah Caster, woke up at 5 a.m. to head down to the Florida Keys for a spectacular day of tagging sharks for research.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-team-tags-sharks-with-rj-dunlap

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in New Jersey!

Show your support for sharks by attending the Senate Economic Growth Committee meeting in New Jersey this Monday. This bill would ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fin has been introduced. We need to have as many people as possible there to show public support for the bill.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-new-jersey

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in Illinois!

It will only take a quick phone call from you to help protect millions of sharks from the increasing demand for their fins.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-illinois

ACTION ALERT: Join Us for a Shark Rally in NEW YORK CITY

Please join Shark Savers and The Humane Society of the US for an important rally and press conference on City Hall steps in support of New York's efforts to protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-join-us-for-a-shark-rally-in-new-york-city

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans

A coalition of animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations joined City Council Member Margaret Chin, D-Lower Manhattan and other city and state legislators for a rally on City Hall steps to announce her resolution in support of the state legislation to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-advocates-join-new-york-city-council-member-margaret-chin-to-rally-for-state-legislation-to-protect-sharks-and-oceans

So, you want to go shark diving…now what?

If there is one common question I get from people all over the world, it is about the level of skills necessary to be with sharks, followed by an expression of mixed fear and desire to meet them.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/so-you-want-to-go-shark-divingnow-what

Shark Diving, Shark Feeding, and Common Sense

I am a shark feeder: I have been feeding Caribbean reef sharks for the past 18 years. One might assume then that any discussion coming from me would always conclude that feeding is the only way to conduct a shark dive. Not so.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/shark-diving-shark-feeding-and-common-sense

The Impact of the Shark Fin Trade

All 14 shark species most prevalent in the shark fin trade are now at risk of extinction.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/the-impact-of-the-shark-fin-trade

Artisanal Fishermen

The unsustainable shark fin trade depletes other commercial fish stocks and leaves small communities vulnerable to exploitation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-and-people/artisanal-fishermen

Shark Savers Malaysia Road Show for Kids

A puppet show, an animated movie about sharks and a coloring contest are part of a brand new collaboration with Silver Ant animation house aimed at teaching kids about sharks by Shark Savers Malaysia.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-malaysia-road-show-for-kids

ACTION ALERT: Further Action Needed to Pass NY Shark Fin Ban!

New York State residents only: Your help is needed to move the New York shark fin ban bill forward. The bill (A.7707a/S.6431) now needs the support from Commissioner Martens of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation before the legislative Environmental Conservation Committee will consider it for a vote.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-further-action-needed-to-pass-ny-shark-fin-ban

Swimming for the Sharks

As an open water swimmer with a strong connection and respect for the ocean and its inhabitants, I am using my swimming to help raise awareness for sharks in any way I can.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/swimming-for-the-sharks

41 Leading Scientists Declare Shark Fin Trade "Not Sustainable"

In an open letter to Singapore's Nominated Member of Parliament Nicholas Fang, forty-one leading scientists declared that the shark fin trade is "not sustainable" and denounced "recent misinformation perpetuated by the media" that said otherwise.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/41-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable

Shark Savers and Coalition of Conservation Organizations Call for New CITES Listings

In response to a request for comments on the Fish and Wildlife Services Federal Register, a coalition of shark and ray conservation organizations are urging increased protections for manta rays, mobula rays and several species of shark.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-coalition-of-conservation-organizations-call-for-new-cites-listings

Fundraise for Us

Create your own fundraising page and collect donations from friends and family to help support sharks

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/get-active/fundraise-for-us

Give a Presentation

Use our Shark Savers Powerpoint presentation or make your own and educate dive clubs, church or school groups about sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/get-active/educate-your-community/give-a-presentation

Shark & Ray Reproduction

Sharks and rays' unique reproductive systems ensures that their young get the best chance at survival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/shark-and-ray-reproduction

450 Million Years of Sharks

Sharks have swum in the oceans for almost 450 million years. But longevity is only part of the story. That extra few million years of evolution have enabled many shark species to develop some extraordinary abilities as perfect predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/450-million-years-of-sharks1

Ground Sharks

The largest of shark orders with 277 species, including Bull Sharks, Catsharks and Hammerheads.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/ground-sharks

Frilled Sharks

Frilled sharks, a long skinny shark that looks like an eel, are among the oldest living species of sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/frilled-sharks

Bramble Sharks

Bramble sharks are named for thorn-like "dermal denticles" that grow over their body.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bramble-sharks

Cow Sharks

Cow sharks are little known because they spend most of their lives in deep, cold oceans beyond the reach of divers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/cow-sharks

Saw Sharks

Sawsharks resemble sawfish, with a long, toothy, sword-like snout to find and slash their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/saw-sharks

Bullhead Sharks

Bullhead sharks are relatively inelegant for a shark, living clumsily on rocky reefs.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bullhead-sharks

Dogfish Sharks

Dogfish sharks are the second largest of shark orders with 128 species and are highly diverse.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/dogfish-sharks

Mackerel Sharks

Mackeral Sharks include the most famous sharks, such as the Thresher, Mako, and the most famous of them all, the Great White.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/mackerel-sharks

Carpet Sharks

Carpet Sharks derive their name from both their bottom-dwelling nature and varied coloration.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/different-types-of-sharks/carpet-sharks

Myth: Sharks Have Poor Vision

Sharks have such keen senses that it was assumed they overcompensate for poor vision. It appears that their eyesight is just fine.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/myth-sharks-have-poor-vision1

Differences between sharks and bony fish: more than just a skeleton

Around 400 million years ago, fish evolved into two very different groups: Class Chondrichthyes, which includes sharks and rays, and Class Osteichthyes, which gave rise to modern-day bony fish. Although the groups share a common ancestor, there are several major biological differences between them.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/differences-between-sharks-and-bony-fish-more-than-just-a-skeleton

Shark Teeth

Evolution has turned sharks' teeth into perfect tools for catching their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/shark-teeth1

Myth: Sharks Don't Get Cancer

The myth that sharks don't get cancer has led to millions being killed for their supposed cancer-fighting properties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/myth-sharks-don-t-get-cancer

How Bull Sharks Survive in Fresh Water

Most people think of sharks living in oceans, but the Bull Shark has evolved a clever way of living in fresh water too.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/how-bull-sharks-survive-in-fresh-water

Finning and the Fin Trade

Today the rapidly expanding and largely unregulated shark fin trade represents one of the most serious threats to shark populations worldwide, and shark fins are now among the most expensive seafood products in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/finning-and-the-fin-trade

Shark Fin Soup

The growing demand for shark fin soup is decimating global shark populations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/shark-fin-soup1

What is Bycatching?

Bycatch is when a species of fish or marine mammal is unintentionally caught while fishing for a specific "target" species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/what-is-bycatching

Nutritional Supplements

Shark cartilage and shark liver oil are sold as cures to a host of ailments.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/nutritional-supplements

Other Threats Facing Sharks

Recreational fishing and habitat loss are only two of the many threats sharks face.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/other-threats-facing-sharks

The Impact of the Shark Fin Trade

All 14 shark species most prevalent in the shark fin trade are now at risk of extinction.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-are-in-trouble/the-impact-of-the-shark-fin-trade

Sharks and Ecotourism

Sharks are worth more alive than dead! As an integral part of ecotourism, sharks help provide hundreds of sustainable jobs through the million-dollar dive industry.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-and-ecotourism

Sharks' Role in the Ocean

Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean

Debunking Myths About Shark Diving

No, diving with sharks isn't dangerous and it's not just for adrenaline junkies. Here we debunk the myths surrounding diving with these beautiful animals.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-and-people/debunking-myths-about-shark-diving1

Shark Science

Scientists like this one, preparing monitoring tags, are now studying sharks to fill in the gaps about some of the most basic facts about most species of sharks, like lifespan or litter size.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-and-people/shark-science

Artisanal Fishermen

The unsustainable shark fin trade depletes other commercial fish stocks and leaves small communities vulnerable to exploitation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/sharks-and-people/artisanal-fishermen

Ray Biology

Diamond-shaped bodies and wings aren't the only things that make mobulids unique in the marine world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/rays/ray-biology

Threats to Rays

By far the greatest threat comes from fisheries for their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/rays/threats-to-rays

Diving with Rays

Diving with these graceful animals offers a sustainable alternative to fishing.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/rays/diving-with-rays

Shark Savers and Coalition of Conservation Organizations Call for New CITES Listings

In response to a request for comments on the Fish and Wildlife Services Federal Register, a coalition of shark and ray conservation organizations are urging increased protections for manta rays, mobula rays and several species of shark.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-coalition-of-conservation-organizations-call-for-new-cites-listings

41 Leading Scientists Declare Shark Fin Trade "Not Sustainable"

In an open letter to Singapore's Nominated Member of Parliament Nicholas Fang, forty-one leading scientists declared that the shark fin trade is "not sustainable" and denounced "recent misinformation perpetuated by the media" that said otherwise.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/41-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable

ACTION ALERT: Further Action Needed to Pass NY Shark Fin Ban!

New York State residents only: Your help is needed to move the New York shark fin ban bill forward. The bill (A.7707a/S.6431) now needs the support from Commissioner Martens of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation before the legislative Environmental Conservation Committee will consider it for a vote.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-further-action-needed-to-pass-ny-shark-fin-ban

Shark Savers Malaysia Road Show for Kids

A puppet show, an animated movie about sharks and a coloring contest are part of a brand new collaboration with Silver Ant animation house aimed at teaching kids about sharks by Shark Savers Malaysia.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-malaysia-road-show-for-kids

Palau Shark Sanctuary: thanks belong to you

We have received a few 'thank you's for our collective efforts opposing Palau's Senate Bill 8-44 which sought to re-open commercial shark fishing and loosen shark finning regulations in Palau waters. The new declaration of the National Shark Sanctuary is the response to that bill. Many of you signed the peitition against this bill and so these 'thank you's belong to you. We, too, are sometimes skeptical of the effectiveness of a petition, but in this case our collective voice from around the world helped turn the tide in Palau. Many of the signers of the bill were not just shark enthusiasts, but Palau's customers: those who fly across the world to visit Palau's sharks. All of your impassioned comments made a sizable contribution to this historic declaration by President Toribiong.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palau-shark-sanctuary-thanks-belong-to-you

Shark Savers launches worldwide ‘thank you' to Palau for protecting sharks

New York, NY, October 5, 2009-Shark Savers announced today it has launched an online ‘thank you' card to harness worldwide support for Palauan President Johnson Toribiong's September 25th declaration of a National Shark Sanctuary. The online card is available for the public to sign at the Shark Savers web site. Palau's move to protect sharks is one of the most complete and unequivocal shark conservation actions in history. It is also rare good news for sharks because their populations worldwide are collapsing due to unrelenting fishing pressure, as indicated by reports released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sharks are critical to the ocean ecosystem because, as apex predators, they help to keep other marine populations in balance.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-worldwide-thank-you-to-palau-for-protecting-sharks

Honduras and The Maldives join the ranks of shark sanctuaries

In the past few weeks, both Honduras and The Maldives have joined Palau in announcing a complete ban on shark fishing in their territorial waters. The ban in The Maldives was expected. One year ago, the Maldivian government announced a fishing ban for reef sharks and stated that there would be a subsequent ban on all shark fishing within their waters within 12 months. That time has now come. Many of you signed our petition to congratulate The Maldives when they announced the earlier ban.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/honduras-and-the-maldives-join-the-ranks-of-shark-sanctuaries

Update on the initiative to create a Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat

Shark Savers is working with the Misool Eco Resort and other tourism companies and NGOs to create a large Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat. One component of this effort is our petition in support of the Shark Sanctuary. The purpose of the petition effort is to show broad international support for the Shark Sanctuary, particularly among the very people who are likely to visit Raja Ampat as a result. To date, we have assembled the signatures of over 7,000 individuals, and over 250 NGOs and tourism companies from around the world. This is a great outpouring of attention and support.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/update-on-the-initiative-to-create-a-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat

Shark Sanctuary declared in Raja Ampat

We are excited to announce that the Regent of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, has declared a Shark Sanctuary for the entire 17,760 square mile area of Raja Ampat. This declaration is a direct response to the proposal presented by Shark Savers and our partner, Misool Eco Resort. The Bupati has declared that, in Raja Ampat, it is now: Forbidden to catch fish with poison, bombs etc; Forbidden to catch fish using a compressor, purse seine,“Muroami” and “bubu” Forbidden to catch sharks, manta rays, mobulas, live reef fish for the aquarium trade, dugongs and turtles. Forbidden to catch any fish at all in designated tourism and conservation areas. This is an important milestone, as Raja Ampat enjoys the highest marine biodiversity level on the planet with 1397 species of fish and over 600 species of coral recorded. It has also been the scene of destructive overfishing that has severely threatened sharks, mantas, and other vulnerable species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-sanctuary-declared-in-raja-ampat

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Press Release Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation. The Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary provides full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles. Also prohibited are highly destructive practices including reef bombing and the aquarium fish trade. The Shark Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Indonesia, the largest island archipelago in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-mantas-and-turtles-to-be-protected-in-raja-ampat-indonesia

Who benefits from the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary?

A question has been raised as to whether Shark Sanctuaries lock out local fishermen for the pleasure of divers and conservationists, while protecting sharks. Local villages and their people will be such an important element of the success of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary that we feel it important to clarify its relationship to the surrounding communities. The goal of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary is to protect sharks and other wildlife. In order to do that effectively, we believe the program needs: The active participation of the local communities to ensure they are invested in the outcome. Local villagers are not locked out, but are locked-in. To utilize an appropriate level of underwater ecotourism (diving) as a means to bring jobs to the communities and money to enforcement, while not undermining the conservation goals. Without both, it's very hard to make a Shark Sanctuary a sustainable, viable solution and the sharks will be gone in short order.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/who-benefits-from-the-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

ACTION - NY bill to ban the shark fin trade

Call or write your Assembly Member and your State Senator. Urge them to Sponsor the bill to ban the shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-ny-bill-to-ban-the-shark-fin-trade

New Patrol Boat for Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary

Shark Savers excited to announce that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a new patrol boat for the southern portion of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-patrol-boat-for-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in New Jersey!

Show your support for sharks by attending the Senate Economic Growth Committee meeting in New Jersey this Monday. This bill would ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fin has been introduced. We need to have as many people as possible there to show public support for the bill.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-new-jersey

Shark Savers Team Tags Sharks with RJ Dunlap

Saturday May 5, 2012 may have been a typical Cinco de Mayo for many people but Shark Savers’ team members Samantha Whitcraft and Jennah Caster, woke up at 5 a.m. to head down to the Florida Keys for a spectacular day of tagging sharks for research.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-team-tags-sharks-with-rj-dunlap

Enforcement Victories

Shark Savers celebrates improved enforcement of the no-take zone in Misool Eco Resort, within the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary. Last time we visited, several fishing boats were apprehended, but the procedures for enforcement and prosecution had not yet been determined. On May 17 Marit Miners of Misool Eco Resport reports that poachers have been apprehended and successfully prosecuted under the new laws.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/enforcement-victories

Three Shark Savers’ conservation films selected for Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The three films highlight Shark Savers’ conservation activities that include engaging divers in ‘citizen science’ in reporting of shark sightings, efforts to promote shark eco-tourism as a replacement for shark fishing/finning, and protecting manta and mobula rays from a relatively new trade in their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/three-shark-savers-conservation-films-selected-for-beneath-the-waves-film-festival

Sharks Count at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

Shark Savers is honored to have our short, citizen-science conservation film, “Now, More Than Ever, Sharks Count” showing as part of the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s SHARK exhibit curated by acclaimed wildlife artist, author and environmentalist Richard Ellis.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-count-at-the-fort-lauderdale-museum-of-art

The Great Fiji Shark Count!

Shark Savers is pleased to be both a sponsor and participant in the Great Fiji Shark Count. This ‘count’ is the first major partnership of our own recently initiated citizen science database of shark sightings as part of our SharksCount Program.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-great-fiji-shark-count

London Times article exposes ‘Shark Fin Godfather’

On February 16th, Shark Savers participated in a debate in Singapore that was the first of its kind: Shark Savers and animal rights group ACRES vs. Dr. Giam Choo Hoo, called the “Shark Fin Godfather” by the London Times’ Frank Pope this morning.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/london-times-article-exposes-shark-fin-godfather

Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to Palauan President Toribiong

You may recall that Shark Savers fielded two petitions regarding Palau. The first one opposed a bad shark fishing law and the second one thanked Palau for subsequently protecting sharks by creating the National Shark Sanctuary. We created a book consisting of your signatures and comments for presentation to President Toribiong. Today, our book was presented to the President on our behalf by our friend, Dermot Keane of the Palau Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-thank-you-to-palau-book-presented-to-palauan-president-toribiong

Help establish a new shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Indonesia enjoys the most biodiverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also the world's largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a valuable resource: its sharks. Raja Ampat in Eastern Indonesia is perhaps the crown jewel of this biodiverse region, but its shark populations have been ravaged and its manta populations are now under siege.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-establish-a-new-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat-indonesia1

Alibaba to end shark fin sales

If they keep to their promise, shark fins will no longer be sold on Alibaba beginning January 1, 2009.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/alibaba-to-end-shark-fin-sales

ACTION ALERT: Join Us for a Shark Rally in NEW YORK CITY

Please join Shark Savers and The Humane Society of the US for an important rally and press conference on City Hall steps in support of New York's efforts to protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-join-us-for-a-shark-rally-in-new-york-city

Manta Rays receive first international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Shark Savers applauds the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) on its agreement to list the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) on both its Appendix I and Appendix II, obligating its member countries to protect mantas and their habitats. The CMS is an international treaty organization and the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes. Shark Savers also thanks the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador for initiating and submitting the proposals to protect Manta birostris by listing them on both Appendices I and II of the CMS. The Manta Ray of Hope team assisted Ecuador’s CMS delegates in shaping the proposal and made available to all CMS delegates a condensed version of its forthcoming Manta Ray of Hope report, "Global State of Manta and Mobula Rays" and access to the Manta Ray of Hope short film prior to this week's CMS meeting in Bergen, Norway.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-receive-first-international-protection-from-the-convention-on-migratory-species-of-wild-animals

Shark Savers Launches I'm FINished with FINs Campaign at Asia Dive Expo

Shark Savers is again participating at ADEX, the Asia Dive Expo that runs from April 13th to 15th at Hall A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-i-m-finished-with-fins-campaign-at-asia-dive-expo

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans

A coalition of animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations joined City Council Member Margaret Chin, D-Lower Manhattan and other city and state legislators for a rally on City Hall steps to announce her resolution in support of the state legislation to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-advocates-join-new-york-city-council-member-margaret-chin-to-rally-for-state-legislation-to-protect-sharks-and-oceans

ACTION: Help Ban the Fin in New York!

Please join Shark Savers at next Wednesday, April 18th’s 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where we will join The Humane Society of the United States to urge New York state legislators to protect sharks from the shark fin trade and population depletion.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-help-ban-the-fin-in-new-york

Celebrities pledge “I’m FINished” with Shark Fin at SharkAid 2012

May 1, 2012, Singapore. Celebrities, artists and conservationists stood in unison to raise awareness about sharks and the negative impact of shark’s fin soup at SharkAid 2012, a free public concert held today at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/celebrities-pledge-im-finished-with-shark-fin-at-sharkaid-2012

Maldives imposes historic ban on shark fishing

Congratulations to the government and people of the Maldives and the Baa Atoll Project for creating the world's first country-wide shark haven.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/maldives-imposes-historic-ban-on-shark-fishing

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Martha’s Vineyard elementary and high school students and community groups will soon have a chance to increase their knowledge about sharks, thanks to a visit from marine conservation biologist Samantha Whitcraft of Shark Savers who is being hosted by MV Promotions Network. Ms. Whitcraft’s visit marks the launch of JAWSFEST’s “Summer for the Sharks” initiative to help raise awareness and funds for shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/community-voice-news-your-comments-sharks-are-in-trouble-why-sharks-are-important-shark-species-introduction-shark-biology-and-behavior-shark-myths-mantas-and-mobilas-ways-you-can-help-save-sharks-us-sign-petition-to-ban-the-fin-canada-sign-petition-to-ba

Help save Hawaii's mantas

Mantas, the cousins of sharks, are in danger of disappearing in Hawaii. Please support pending local conservation regulations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-save-hawaiis-mantas

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in Illinois!

It will only take a quick phone call from you to help protect millions of sharks from the increasing demand for their fins.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-illinois

The ‘million dollar manta’ being killed worldwide for unproven health tonics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2012) - Manta rays are so popular with divers and snorkelers that a single animal can 'earn' more than US$ 1 million over its lifetime for local eco-tourism, according to a new report issued by the Manta Ray of Hope Project. Despite their popularity and lucrative tourism value, the report provides shocking evidence that these graceful and gentle giants are rapidly disappearing due to extreme fishing pressure that is largely unknown by the general public or conservationists.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-million-dollar-manta-being-killed-worldwide-for-unproven-health-tonics

Fundraise for Us

Create your own fundraising page and collect donations from friends and family to help support sharks

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/fundraise-for-us

Give a Presentation

Use our Shark Savers Powerpoint presentation or make your own and educate dive clubs, church or school groups about sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/give-a-presentation

Shark & Ray Reproduction

Sharks and rays' unique reproductive systems ensures that their young get the best chance at survival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/shark-and-ray-reproduction

450 Million Years of Sharks

Sharks have swum in the oceans for almost 450 million years. But longevity is only part of the story. That extra few million years of evolution have enabled many shark species to develop some extraordinary abilities as perfect predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/450-million-years-of-sharks1

Ground Sharks

The largest of shark orders with 277 species, including Bull Sharks, Catsharks and Hammerheads.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/ground-sharks

Frilled Sharks

Frilled sharks, a long skinny shark that looks like an eel, are among the oldest living species of sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/frilled-sharks

Bramble Sharks

Bramble sharks are named for thorn-like "dermal denticles" that grow over their body.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bramble-sharks

Cow Sharks

Cow sharks are little known because they spend most of their lives in deep, cold oceans beyond the reach of divers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/cow-sharks

Saw Sharks

Sawsharks resemble sawfish, with a long, toothy, sword-like snout to find and slash their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/saw-sharks

Bullhead Sharks

Bullhead sharks are relatively inelegant for a shark, living clumsily on rocky reefs.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bullhead-sharks

Dogfish Sharks

Dogfish sharks are the second largest of shark orders with 128 species and are highly diverse.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/dogfish-sharks

Mackerel Sharks

Mackeral Sharks include the most famous sharks, such as the Thresher, Mako, and the most famous of them all, the Great White.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/mackerel-sharks

Carpet Sharks

Carpet Sharks derive their name from both their bottom-dwelling nature and varied coloration.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/carpet-sharks

Myth: Sharks Have Poor Vision

Sharks have such keen senses that it was assumed they overcompensate for poor vision. It appears that their eyesight is just fine.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/myth-sharks-have-poor-vision1

Differences between sharks and bony fish: more than just a skeleton

Around 400 million years ago, fish evolved into two very different groups: Class Chondrichthyes, which includes sharks and rays, and Class Osteichthyes, which gave rise to modern-day bony fish. Although the groups share a common ancestor, there are several major biological differences between them.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/differences-between-sharks-and-bony-fish-more-than-just-a-skeleton

Shark Teeth

Evolution has turned sharks' teeth into perfect tools for catching their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/shark-teeth1

Myth: Sharks Don't Get Cancer

The myth that sharks don't get cancer has led to millions being killed for their supposed cancer-fighting properties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/myth-sharks-don-t-get-cancer

How Bull Sharks Survive in Fresh Water

Most people think of sharks living in oceans, but the Bull Shark has evolved a clever way of living in fresh water too.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/how-bull-sharks-survive-in-fresh-water

Finning and the Fin Trade

Today the rapidly expanding and largely unregulated shark fin trade represents one of the most serious threats to shark populations worldwide, and shark fins are now among the most expensive seafood products in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/finning-and-the-fin-trade

What is Bycatching?

Bycatch is when a species of fish or marine mammal is unintentionally caught while fishing for a specific "target" species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/what-is-bycatching

Nutritional Supplements

Shark cartilage and shark liver oil are sold as cures to a host of ailments.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/nutritional-supplements

Other Threats Facing Sharks

Recreational fishing and habitat loss are only two of the many threats sharks face.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/other-threats-facing-sharks

The Impact of the Shark Fin Trade

All 14 shark species most prevalent in the shark fin trade are now at risk of extinction.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/the-impact-of-the-shark-fin-trade

Sharks and Ecotourism

Sharks are worth more alive than dead! As an integral part of ecotourism, sharks help provide hundreds of sustainable jobs through the million-dollar dive industry.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-and-ecotourism

Sharks' Role in the Ocean

Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean

Shark Science

Scientists like this one, preparing monitoring tags, are now studying sharks to fill in the gaps about some of the most basic facts about most species of sharks, like lifespan or litter size.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-and-people/shark-science

Artisanal Fishermen

The unsustainable shark fin trade depletes other commercial fish stocks and leaves small communities vulnerable to exploitation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-and-people/artisanal-fishermen

Ray Biology

Diamond-shaped bodies and wings aren't the only things that make mobulids unique in the marine world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/rays/ray-biology

Threats to Rays

By far the greatest threat comes from fisheries for their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/rays/threats-to-rays

Diving with Rays

Diving with these graceful animals offers a sustainable alternative to fishing.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/rays/diving-with-rays

Celebrities pledge “I’m FINished” with Shark Fin at SharkAid 2012

May 1, 2012, Singapore. Celebrities, artists and conservationists stood in unison to raise awareness about sharks and the negative impact of shark’s fin soup at SharkAid 2012, a free public concert held today at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/celebrities-pledge-im-finished-with-shark-fin-at-sharkaid-2012

Maldives imposes historic ban on shark fishing

Congratulations to the government and people of the Maldives and the Baa Atoll Project for creating the world's first country-wide shark haven.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/maldives-imposes-historic-ban-on-shark-fishing

Community Voice News Your comments Sharks are in trouble Why sharks are important Shark species introduction Shark biology & behavior Shark myths Mantas and Mobilas Ways you can help save sharks US: Sign petition to Ban the Fin Canada: Sign petition to Ban the Fin Create a Ban the Fin Campaign Archived petitions Downloads Regional Shark Savers Shark Fin Soup Campaign Shark Sanctuaries Manta Ray of Hope Ban the Fin Campaign Sharks Count Shark Savers blog Community Voice News Your comments Videos Galleries of sharks Galleries of Shark Savers Leadership Sponsors & Partners Contact us Join Shark Savers About donating Donate online Become a fundraiser Related Stories The Great Fiji Shark Count! New patrol boat purchased Misool Eco Resort No Take Zone in Raja Ampat Shark Savers Celebrates Mantas and launches new “I’m FINished” campaign at Asia Dive Expo Shark Fin ban updates. NEW YORK STATE ACTION ALERT The Maryland shark fin bill passed the Senate. Maryland Residents: we need your help with the House. Three Shark Savers’ conservation films selected for Beneath the Waves Film Festival London Times article exposes ‘Shark Fin Godfather’ and CITES conflict of interest Should shark fishing be banned in Sabah, Malaysia? ACTION - New York residents: Urge your legislators to sponsor the NY bill to ban the shark fin trade Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin rebuts Wall Street Journal article on shark fin trade Oslob and the Whale Sharks New York Legislators Urged to Protect Sharks and Oceans AN IMPORTANT DEBATE: The shark fin industry vs. shark fin bans Aggressor and Dancer Fleet continues its support of ocean conservation and Shark Savers Shark Fin Trade Myths and Truths: Bycatch Shark Savers 2011 – A Year in Review The ‘million dollar manta’ being killed worldwide for unproven health tonics T’was a Shark-y Night before Christmas Manta Rays receive first international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals Shark Savers congratulates Florida, the first state to specifically protect hammerhead and tiger sharks Shark Savers' Douglas Seifert's important article: A World Without Sharks New documentation shows extent of shark fin trade in Taiwan Ban the Fin campaign in St. Louis to stop shark products at Dierbergs California bans the shark fin trade as Governor Brown signs AB 376 into law Urge Governor Brown to Sign AB 376 Final Action for California AB-376-Write Governor Brown Hammerhead and Tiger sharks are one step away from full protection in Florida waters Shark Savers congratulates California Senate for banning the shark fin trade JAWSFEST “Summer for the Sharks” Kicks Off in Island Schools

Martha’s Vineyard elementary and high school students and community groups will soon have a chance to increase their knowledge about sharks, thanks to a visit from marine conservation biologist Samantha Whitcraft of Shark Savers who is being hosted by MV Promotions Network. Ms. Whitcraft’s visit marks the launch of JAWSFEST’s “Summer for the Sharks” initiative to help raise awareness and funds for shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/community-voice-news-your-comments-sharks-are-in-trouble-why-sharks-are-important-shark-species-introduction-shark-biology-and-behavior-shark-myths-mantas-and-mobilas-ways-you-can-help-save-sharks-us-sign-petition-to-ban-the-fin-canada-sign-petition-to-ba

New Patrol Boat for Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary

Shark Savers excited to announce that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a new patrol boat for the southern portion of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-patrol-boat-for-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

Help save Hawaii's mantas

Mantas, the cousins of sharks, are in danger of disappearing in Hawaii. Please support pending local conservation regulations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-save-hawaiis-mantas

41 Leading Scientists Declare Shark Fin Trade "Not Sustainable"

In an open letter to Singapore's Nominated Member of Parliament Nicholas Fang, forty-one leading scientists declared that the shark fin trade is "not sustainable" and denounced "recent misinformation perpetuated by the media" that said otherwise.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/41-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable

Honduras and The Maldives join the ranks of shark sanctuaries

In the past few weeks, both Honduras and The Maldives have joined Palau in announcing a complete ban on shark fishing in their territorial waters. The ban in The Maldives was expected. One year ago, the Maldivian government announced a fishing ban for reef sharks and stated that there would be a subsequent ban on all shark fishing within their waters within 12 months. That time has now come. Many of you signed our petition to congratulate The Maldives when they announced the earlier ban.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/honduras-and-the-maldives-join-the-ranks-of-shark-sanctuaries

Enforcement Victories

Shark Savers celebrates improved enforcement of the no-take zone in Misool Eco Resort, within the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary. Last time we visited, several fishing boats were apprehended, but the procedures for enforcement and prosecution had not yet been determined. On May 17 Marit Miners of Misool Eco Resport reports that poachers have been apprehended and successfully prosecuted under the new laws.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/enforcement-victories

Three Shark Savers’ conservation films selected for Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The three films highlight Shark Savers’ conservation activities that include engaging divers in ‘citizen science’ in reporting of shark sightings, efforts to promote shark eco-tourism as a replacement for shark fishing/finning, and protecting manta and mobula rays from a relatively new trade in their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/three-shark-savers-conservation-films-selected-for-beneath-the-waves-film-festival

Palau Shark Sanctuary: thanks belong to you

We have received a few 'thank you's for our collective efforts opposing Palau's Senate Bill 8-44 which sought to re-open commercial shark fishing and loosen shark finning regulations in Palau waters. The new declaration of the National Shark Sanctuary is the response to that bill. Many of you signed the peitition against this bill and so these 'thank you's belong to you. We, too, are sometimes skeptical of the effectiveness of a petition, but in this case our collective voice from around the world helped turn the tide in Palau. Many of the signers of the bill were not just shark enthusiasts, but Palau's customers: those who fly across the world to visit Palau's sharks. All of your impassioned comments made a sizable contribution to this historic declaration by President Toribiong.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palau-shark-sanctuary-thanks-belong-to-you

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in Illinois!

It will only take a quick phone call from you to help protect millions of sharks from the increasing demand for their fins.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-illinois

ACTION - NY bill to ban the shark fin trade

Call or write your Assembly Member and your State Senator. Urge them to Sponsor the bill to ban the shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-ny-bill-to-ban-the-shark-fin-trade

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in New Jersey!

Show your support for sharks by attending the Senate Economic Growth Committee meeting in New Jersey this Monday. This bill would ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fin has been introduced. We need to have as many people as possible there to show public support for the bill.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-new-jersey

The ‘million dollar manta’ being killed worldwide for unproven health tonics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2012) - Manta rays are so popular with divers and snorkelers that a single animal can 'earn' more than US$ 1 million over its lifetime for local eco-tourism, according to a new report issued by the Manta Ray of Hope Project. Despite their popularity and lucrative tourism value, the report provides shocking evidence that these graceful and gentle giants are rapidly disappearing due to extreme fishing pressure that is largely unknown by the general public or conservationists.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-million-dollar-manta-being-killed-worldwide-for-unproven-health-tonics

Who benefits from the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary?

A question has been raised as to whether Shark Sanctuaries lock out local fishermen for the pleasure of divers and conservationists, while protecting sharks. Local villages and their people will be such an important element of the success of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary that we feel it important to clarify its relationship to the surrounding communities. The goal of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary is to protect sharks and other wildlife. In order to do that effectively, we believe the program needs: The active participation of the local communities to ensure they are invested in the outcome. Local villagers are not locked out, but are locked-in. To utilize an appropriate level of underwater ecotourism (diving) as a means to bring jobs to the communities and money to enforcement, while not undermining the conservation goals. Without both, it's very hard to make a Shark Sanctuary a sustainable, viable solution and the sharks will be gone in short order.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/who-benefits-from-the-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Press Release Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation. The Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary provides full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles. Also prohibited are highly destructive practices including reef bombing and the aquarium fish trade. The Shark Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Indonesia, the largest island archipelago in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-mantas-and-turtles-to-be-protected-in-raja-ampat-indonesia

Shark Sanctuary declared in Raja Ampat

We are excited to announce that the Regent of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, has declared a Shark Sanctuary for the entire 17,760 square mile area of Raja Ampat. This declaration is a direct response to the proposal presented by Shark Savers and our partner, Misool Eco Resort. The Bupati has declared that, in Raja Ampat, it is now: Forbidden to catch fish with poison, bombs etc; Forbidden to catch fish using a compressor, purse seine,“Muroami” and “bubu” Forbidden to catch sharks, manta rays, mobulas, live reef fish for the aquarium trade, dugongs and turtles. Forbidden to catch any fish at all in designated tourism and conservation areas. This is an important milestone, as Raja Ampat enjoys the highest marine biodiversity level on the planet with 1397 species of fish and over 600 species of coral recorded. It has also been the scene of destructive overfishing that has severely threatened sharks, mantas, and other vulnerable species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-sanctuary-declared-in-raja-ampat

Shark Savers and Coalition of Conservation Organizations Call for New CITES Listings

In response to a request for comments on the Fish and Wildlife Services Federal Register, a coalition of shark and ray conservation organizations are urging increased protections for manta rays, mobula rays and several species of shark.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-coalition-of-conservation-organizations-call-for-new-cites-listings

Update on the initiative to create a Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat

Shark Savers is working with the Misool Eco Resort and other tourism companies and NGOs to create a large Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat. One component of this effort is our petition in support of the Shark Sanctuary. The purpose of the petition effort is to show broad international support for the Shark Sanctuary, particularly among the very people who are likely to visit Raja Ampat as a result. To date, we have assembled the signatures of over 7,000 individuals, and over 250 NGOs and tourism companies from around the world. This is a great outpouring of attention and support.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/update-on-the-initiative-to-create-a-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat

Shark Savers Malaysia Road Show for Kids

A puppet show, an animated movie about sharks and a coloring contest are part of a brand new collaboration with Silver Ant animation house aimed at teaching kids about sharks by Shark Savers Malaysia.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-malaysia-road-show-for-kids

Help establish a new shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Indonesia enjoys the most biodiverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also the world's largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a valuable resource: its sharks. Raja Ampat in Eastern Indonesia is perhaps the crown jewel of this biodiverse region, but its shark populations have been ravaged and its manta populations are now under siege.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-establish-a-new-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat-indonesia1

Alibaba to end shark fin sales

If they keep to their promise, shark fins will no longer be sold on Alibaba beginning January 1, 2009.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/alibaba-to-end-shark-fin-sales

Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to Palauan President Toribiong

You may recall that Shark Savers fielded two petitions regarding Palau. The first one opposed a bad shark fishing law and the second one thanked Palau for subsequently protecting sharks by creating the National Shark Sanctuary. We created a book consisting of your signatures and comments for presentation to President Toribiong. Today, our book was presented to the President on our behalf by our friend, Dermot Keane of the Palau Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-thank-you-to-palau-book-presented-to-palauan-president-toribiong

ACTION ALERT: Join Us for a Shark Rally in NEW YORK CITY

Please join Shark Savers and The Humane Society of the US for an important rally and press conference on City Hall steps in support of New York's efforts to protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-join-us-for-a-shark-rally-in-new-york-city

London Times article exposes ‘Shark Fin Godfather’

On February 16th, Shark Savers participated in a debate in Singapore that was the first of its kind: Shark Savers and animal rights group ACRES vs. Dr. Giam Choo Hoo, called the “Shark Fin Godfather” by the London Times’ Frank Pope this morning.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/london-times-article-exposes-shark-fin-godfather

The Great Fiji Shark Count!

Shark Savers is pleased to be both a sponsor and participant in the Great Fiji Shark Count. This ‘count’ is the first major partnership of our own recently initiated citizen science database of shark sightings as part of our SharksCount Program.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-great-fiji-shark-count

Manta Rays receive first international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Shark Savers applauds the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) on its agreement to list the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) on both its Appendix I and Appendix II, obligating its member countries to protect mantas and their habitats. The CMS is an international treaty organization and the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes. Shark Savers also thanks the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador for initiating and submitting the proposals to protect Manta birostris by listing them on both Appendices I and II of the CMS. The Manta Ray of Hope team assisted Ecuador’s CMS delegates in shaping the proposal and made available to all CMS delegates a condensed version of its forthcoming Manta Ray of Hope report, "Global State of Manta and Mobula Rays" and access to the Manta Ray of Hope short film prior to this week's CMS meeting in Bergen, Norway.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-receive-first-international-protection-from-the-convention-on-migratory-species-of-wild-animals

ACTION ALERT: Further Action Needed to Pass NY Shark Fin Ban!

New York State residents only: Your help is needed to move the New York shark fin ban bill forward. The bill (A.7707a/S.6431) now needs the support from Commissioner Martens of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation before the legislative Environmental Conservation Committee will consider it for a vote.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-further-action-needed-to-pass-ny-shark-fin-ban

Shark Savers Launches I'm FINished with FINs Campaign at Asia Dive Expo

Shark Savers is again participating at ADEX, the Asia Dive Expo that runs from April 13th to 15th at Hall A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-i-m-finished-with-fins-campaign-at-asia-dive-expo

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans

A coalition of animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations joined City Council Member Margaret Chin, D-Lower Manhattan and other city and state legislators for a rally on City Hall steps to announce her resolution in support of the state legislation to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-advocates-join-new-york-city-council-member-margaret-chin-to-rally-for-state-legislation-to-protect-sharks-and-oceans

Shark Savers launches worldwide ‘thank you' to Palau for protecting sharks

New York, NY, October 5, 2009-Shark Savers announced today it has launched an online ‘thank you' card to harness worldwide support for Palauan President Johnson Toribiong's September 25th declaration of a National Shark Sanctuary. The online card is available for the public to sign at the Shark Savers web site. Palau's move to protect sharks is one of the most complete and unequivocal shark conservation actions in history. It is also rare good news for sharks because their populations worldwide are collapsing due to unrelenting fishing pressure, as indicated by reports released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sharks are critical to the ocean ecosystem because, as apex predators, they help to keep other marine populations in balance.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-worldwide-thank-you-to-palau-for-protecting-sharks

ACTION: Help Ban the Fin in New York!

Please join Shark Savers at next Wednesday, April 18th’s 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where we will join The Humane Society of the United States to urge New York state legislators to protect sharks from the shark fin trade and population depletion.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-help-ban-the-fin-in-new-york

Shark Savers Urges Further Protections for Sharks in Australia

Shark Savers has sent a letter to Australia’s Marine Reserve Division thanking them for the recent decision to expand their Marine Reserves and urging them to expand the level of protections for sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-urges-further-protections-for-sharks-in-australia

Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association

In recent months, we have seen an increase of messaging from the spokespeople of the shark fin trade. The information tends to be a clever mix of facts with baseless assertions so that misinformation appears to be plausible.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-responds-to-charlie-lim-of-the-marine-products-association

Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association

In recent months, we have seen an increase of messaging from the spokespeople of the shark fin trade. The information tends to be a clever mix of facts with baseless assertions so that misinformation appears to be plausible.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-responds-to-charlie-lim-of-the-marine-products-association

Shark Savers Urges Further Protections for Sharks in Australia

Shark Savers has sent a letter to Australia’s Marine Reserve Division thanking them for the recent decision to expand their Marine Reserves and urging them to expand the level of protections for sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-urges-further-protections-for-sharks-in-australia

How I Became a Shark Saver!

Jennah Caster, Shark Savers’ newest intern, shares her journey from environmental student to Shark Saver. “Regardless of how old you are, where you live, or what your profession,” writes Jennah, “it is NEVER too late to become a shark lover and a Shark Saver!”

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver

Sea Wizards: 72hr Art Marathon to Raise Money for Sharks!

Don’t miss your chance to grab one-of-a-kind artwork designed just for you by a group of very talented Shark Savers! Ara Elkins and Pan Wyatt are organizing their second Charity Art Marathon this July 27-29 to raise money for sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/sea-wizards-72hr-art-marathon-to-raise-money-for-sharks

Teaching Tonic & Respect for Sharks

I have been working with sharks for over 16 years. I started right here, where I am now, at UNEXSO, with Caribbean reef sharks under the great tutelage of Ben Rose, “Uncle Ben” for me. Ben saw my passion and love for sharks and, sure enough, in a matter of a couple of years I was the head of the shark feed training and handling here.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/why-i-love-shark-diving

Giant Malaysian Conglomerate The Berjaya Group is FINished with FINS

The Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most influential conglomerates in Malaysia, has announced that they are FINished with FINS and will no longer be serving shark fin soup in any one of their 18 hotels and resorts around the world, or at any corporate events and meetings.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/giant-malaysian-conglomerate-the-berjaya-group-is-finished-with-fins

Giant Malaysian Conglomerate The Berjaya Group is FINished with FINS

The Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most influential conglomerates in Malaysia, has announced that they are FINished with FINS and will no longer be serving shark fin soup in any one of their 18 hotels and resorts around the world, or at any corporate events and meetings.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/giant-malaysian-conglomerate-the-berjaya-group-is-finished-with-fins

Two Shark Savers Films are Finalists at the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival

Manta Ray of Hope and Now, More than Ever, SharksCount, two short documentary films from the shark conservation organization Shark Savers, have been nominated as finalists in the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/two-shark-savers-films-are-finalists-at-the-2012-blue-ocean-film-festival

Two Shark Savers Films are Finalists at the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival

Manta Ray of Hope and Now, More than Ever, SharksCount, two short documentary films from the shark conservation organization Shark Savers, have been nominated as finalists in the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/two-shark-savers-films-are-finalists-at-the-2012-blue-ocean-film-festival

Shark Savers & Pangaea Explorations: Counting Sharks in the Line Islands, aboard Sea Dragon. Join us!

The SharksCount Program is joining forces with Pangaea Exploration to count sharks in in the Line Islands of the Pacific, aboard Sea Dragon, August 14 – September 5, 2012. And you can join us! This is an amazing opportunity as some of the islands, such as Palmyra are home to extremely healthy apex predator populations due to years of protection and exclusive visitation by permit only.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-pangaea-explorations-counting-sharks-in-the-line-islands-aboard-sea-dragon-join-us

Discovery Channel adds Shark Savers as conservation partner for Shark Week’s 25th Anniversary

(Silver Spring, MD) – Discovery Channel and Shark Savers, a shark conservation non-profit organization, are teaming up for the 25th Anniversary of the highly popular Shark Week, the network's annual weeklong programming event devoted entirely to the ocean's apex predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discovery-channel-adds-shark-savers-as-conservation-partner-for-shark-weeks-25th-anniversary

The Sixth (and Seventh) Sense

To travel the globe, locate other fish, and hunt prey in an aquatic medium, both sharks and rays have evolved two additional ways of perceiving their environment.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/biology/the-sixth-and-seventh-sense

Discovery Channel adds Shark Savers as conservation partner for Shark Week’s 25th Anniversary

(Silver Spring, MD) – Discovery Channel and Shark Savers, a shark conservation non-profit organization, are teaming up for the 25th Anniversary of the highly popular Shark Week, the network's annual weeklong programming event devoted entirely to the ocean's apex predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discovery-channel-adds-shark-savers-as-conservation-partner-for-shark-weeks-25th-anniversary

Discovery Channel adds Shark Savers as conservation partner for Shark Week’s 25th Anniversary

(Silver Spring, MD) – Discovery Channel and Shark Savers, a shark conservation non-profit organization, are teaming up for the 25th Anniversary of the highly popular Shark Week, the network's annual weeklong programming event devoted entirely to the ocean's apex predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discovery-channel-adds-shark-savers-as-conservation-partner-for-shark-weeks-25th-anniversary

Shark Savers & Pangaea Explorations: Counting Sharks in the Line Islands, aboard Sea Dragon. Join us!

The SharksCount Program is joining forces with Pangaea Exploration to count sharks in in the Line Islands of the Pacific, aboard Sea Dragon, August 14 – September 5, 2012. And you can join us! This is an amazing opportunity as some of the islands, such as Palmyra are home to extremely healthy apex predator populations due to years of protection and exclusive visitation by permit only.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-pangaea-explorations-counting-sharks-in-the-line-islands-aboard-sea-dragon-join-us

Two Shark Savers Films are Finalists at the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2

Manta Ray of Hope and Now, More than Ever, SharksCount, two short documentary films from the shark conservation organization Shark Savers, have been nominated as finalists in the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/two-shark-savers-films-are-finalists-at-the-2012-blue-ocean-film-festival-2

Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association

In recent months, we have seen an increase of messaging from the spokespeople of the shark fin trade. The information tends to be a clever mix of facts with baseless assertions so that misinformation appears to be plausible.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-responds-to-charlie-lim-of-the-marine-products-association

Giant Malaysian Conglomerate The Berjaya Group is FINished with FINS

The Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most influential conglomerates in Malaysia, has announced that they are FINished with FINS and will no longer be serving shark fin soup in any one of their 18 hotels and resorts around the world, or at any corporate events and meetings.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/giant-malaysian-conglomerate-the-berjaya-group-is-finished-with-fins

Shark Savers Urges Further Protections for Sharks in Australia

Shark Savers has sent a letter to Australia’s Marine Reserve Division thanking them for the recent decision to expand their Marine Reserves and urging them to expand the level of protections for sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-urges-further-protections-for-sharks-in-australia

The Sixth (and Seventh) Sense

To travel the globe, locate other fish, and hunt prey in an aquatic medium, both sharks and rays have evolved two additional ways of perceiving their environment.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/the-sixth-and-seventh-sense

Young Shark Saver Wants To Teach You About Sharks!

Did you know that "shark teeth have been used as weapons and tools for many centuries”? Colin Vineberg knows this because he has been obsessed with sharks since he was two years old and now, at seven, has published a book about sharks!

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/young-shark-saver-wants-to-teach-you-about-sharks

Shark Awareness Campaign Educates in Germany

Shark Savers Germany is bringing awareness about the threats facing sharks with its newest collaboration with Berlin Neukölln’s Media Markt store.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-awareness-campaign-educates-in-germany

How I Became a Shark Saver: Jenny Chin

My husband Kirk Lee started a facebook group Save Our Sharks From A Bowl of Soup in March 2010. He convinced me on the whole shark fin crisis issue and since then I've began reading up on the topic and was alarmed when I discovered how the disappearance of sharks can destroy the ocean's ecosystem and how that relate to us.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-jenny-chin

Palmyra - A Walk with a Shark

Samantha Whitcraft, Shark Savers' Campaigns Manager has a walk with a shark in Palmyra in her first article of a series about Shark Savers’ work documenting shark sightings in the Line Islands aboard Pangea Explorations S/V Sea Dragon.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palmyra-a-walk-with-a-shark

Palmyra - A Walk with a Shark

Samantha Whitcraft, Shark Savers' Campaigns Manager has a walk with a shark in Palmyra in her first article of a series about Shark Savers’ work documenting shark sightings in the Line Islands aboard Pangea Explorations S/V Sea Dragon.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palmyra-a-walk-with-a-shark

Palmyra - A Walk with a Shark

Samantha Whitcraft, Shark Savers' Campaigns Manager has a walk with a shark in Palmyra in her first article of a series about Shark Savers’ work documenting shark sightings in the Line Islands aboard Pangea Explorations S/V Sea Dragon.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palmyra-a-walk-with-a-shark

In the Land of Shark Fin Soup

Last year I was invited to Singapore to help create a new educational program about sharks and their role in the oceans. It was my first time traveling so far East, so it was my first time getting so close to the areas known for consuming large amount of shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/in-the-land-of-shark-fin-soup

A tribute to Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, Australian icon of ocean exploration, scuba diving pioneer and innovator, visionary underwater filmmaker and marine conservationist, left this world behind early Sunday morning as he made the ultimate plunge into the eternal sea of night.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/a-tribute-to-ron-taylor

Shark Fin-Shaped Cookies a Hit at Education Event

Organized by Chen Xiao Xian and Geraldine Kok from Tanjong Katong Girls School, the awareness and outreach event was part of their Project Work Festival at school, where they could choose a project that they were passionate about.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/shark-fin-shaped-cookies-a-hit-at-education-event

Brochures

Full-color brochures for each of our four campaigns: I'm Finished with Fins, SharksCount, Shark Sanctuaries and Manta Ray of Hope

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/brochures

Posters

Posters where you can fill in your details for events, as well as posters with shark information and contact details for Shark Savers

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/posters

Fact Sheets

One and two page fact sheets for further reading and for use as a reference when doing outreach

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/fact-sheets

Sample Action Letters

Use these pre-printed letters and postcards to take action at local restaurants, company events, grocery stores and weddings

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/sample-action-letters

Kids Resources

Handouts and materials ideal for reaching out to kids, such as make-our-own shark fin templates and stickers

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/kids-resources

Shark Fin Soup

The growing demand for shark fin soup is decimating global shark populations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/shark-fin-soup1-2

Brochures

Full-color brochures for each of our four campaigns: I'm Finished with Fins, SharksCount, Shark Sanctuaries and Manta Ray of Hope

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/brochures

Sample Action Letters

Use these pre-printed letters and postcards to take action at local restaurants, company events, grocery stores and weddings

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/sample-action-letters

Posters

Posters where you can fill in your details for events, as well as posters with shark information and contact details for Shark Savers

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/posters

Fact Sheets

One and two page fact sheets for further reading and for use as a reference when doing outreach

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/fact-sheets

Kids Resources

Handouts and materials ideal for reaching out to kids, such as make-our-own shark fin templates and stickers

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/kids-resources

A tribute to Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, Australian icon of ocean exploration, scuba diving pioneer and innovator, visionary underwater filmmaker and marine conservationist, left this world behind early Sunday morning as he made the ultimate plunge into the eternal sea of night.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/community-voice/a-tribute-to-ron-taylor

A tribute to Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, Australian icon of ocean exploration, scuba diving pioneer and innovator, visionary underwater filmmaker and marine conservationist, left this world behind early Sunday morning as he made the ultimate plunge into the eternal sea of night.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/community-voice/a-tribute-to-ron-taylor

The Sixth (and Seventh) Sense

To travel the globe, locate other fish, and hunt prey in an aquatic medium, both sharks and rays have evolved two additional ways of perceiving their environment.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/information/biology/the-sixth-and-seventh-sense

The Sixth (and Seventh) Sense

To travel the globe, locate other fish, and hunt prey in an aquatic medium, both sharks and rays have evolved two additional ways of perceiving their environment.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/education/biology/the-sixth-and-seventh-sense-2

How I Became a Shark Saver: Kevin Sullivan

I remember distinctly the very moment when I fell in love with sharks. I was on my first dive trip soon after getting certified and was getting ready for a night dive at Molokini crater (Mau’i, Hawai’i).

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-kevin-sullivan

Wöchentliche Galapagos-News im September

Hier berichtet unser wissenschaflicher Vorstand Johanna Zimmerhackel vor Ort jede Woche neu über das Forschungsprojekt auf Galapagos.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/woechentliche-galapagos-news-im-september

Postcards

Amazing pictures and interesting facts about Bull Sharks, Whale Sharks, Tiger Sharks and more.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/get-active/jr-shark-savers/just-for-fun/postcards

Get a Free Felt Shark with Every Donation

Who knew that little felt animals could make such a difference? Christina Teng has raised over $1,000 and counting for sharks by sending everyone who donates to her fundraising page little felt animals as a thank you.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/get-a-free-felt-shark-with-every-donation

Shirts for Sharks

Amy Engel got her entire school involved in shark conservation by organizing “Wear a Shark Shirt” days and selling tees printed with her own slogan, “Shirts for sharks: By protecting them, we protect ourselves.”

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/shirts-for-sharks

Courts Asia joins Shark Savers to say "We're FINished with FINS"

Courts Asia, the largest electrical, technology, and furniture retailer in Southeast Asia, has announced it is taking a corporate-wide pledge to not eat or serve shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/courts-asia-joins-shark-savers-to-say-were-finished-with-fins

Courts Asia joins Shark Savers to say "We're FINished with FINS"

Courts Asia, the largest electrical, technology, and furniture retailer in Southeast Asia, has announced it is taking a corporate-wide pledge to not eat or serve shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/courts-asia-joins-shark-savers-to-say-were-finished-with-fins

Courts Asia joins Shark Savers to say "We're FINished with FINS"

Courts Asia, the largest electrical, technology, and furniture retailer in Southeast Asia, has announced it is taking a corporate-wide pledge to not eat or serve shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/courts-asia-joins-shark-savers-to-say-were-finished-with-fins

Wöchentliche Galapagos-News -3- Oktober 2012

Hier berichtet unser wissenschaflicher Vorstand Johanna Zimmerhackel vor Ort jede Woche neu über das Forschungsprojekt auf Galapagos.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/woechentliche-galapagos-news-3-oktober-2012

Wöchentliche Galapagos-News -4- Oktober 2012

Hier berichtet unser wissenschaflicher Vorstand Johanna Zimmerhackel vor Ort jede Woche neu über das Forschungsprojekt auf Galapagos.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/woechentliche-galapagos-news-4-oktober-2012

Wöchentliche Galapagos-News -5- Oktober 2012

Hier berichtet unser wissenschaflicher Vorstand Johanna Zimmerhackel vor Ort jede Woche neu über das Forschungsprojekt auf Galapagos.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/woechentliche-galapagos-news-5-oktober-2012

How I Became a Shark Saver: Angela Smith

Inspired by the horrors of shark finning to take action, Shark Saver Angela Smith uses her business skills to make a difference, like helping organize the successful Florida Shark Party.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-angela-smith

Galapagos-News -6- November 2012 - now also in English!

Meeresbiologin und wissenschaftliches Vorstandsmitglied von Shark Savers Germany, Johanna Zimmerhackel, hat erfolgreich ihre Arbeit an dem Forschungs- und Schutzprojekt von Haien in Galapagos begonnen. Ziel dieses Projektes ist das Bestimmen der Vorkommen und des Marktwertes von Haien für den Tourismus in Galapagos um zu beweisen: Haie sind MehrWert. Es handelt sich um ein Projekt des Nationalparkes von Galapagos, der Charles Darwin Foundation und der Universitaet California Davis. Um Johanna zu unterstützen, informiere Dich hier: http://www.sharksavers.org/de/unsere-programme/haie-sind-mehrwert/ Lese ihre wöchentlichen Erfahrungsberichte mit diesen fantastischen Tieren:

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/galapagos-news-6-november-2012-now-also-in-english

How Safe Shark Diving Procedures Can Help Protect Sharks

Protection for the team, for the guests and for the operation is the key to protecting sharks. These shark encounters have proved fundamental to developing knowledge and education for the public.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-safe-shark-diving-procedures-can-help-protect-sharks

Kicking-off Shark Week in Style

Nikki Ackleson and husband Mark Bechtold kicked off Shark Week in style with a shark-themed party that helped spread the word that sharks need our help.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/kicking-off-shark-week-in-style

Shark Savers Partners with IndoChine to Promote Shark-Friendly Business Practices

Shark Savers will be reaching out important industry and political leaders in the business community about the unsustainable shark fin trade by partnering with IndoChine at their annual Green Festival in Singapore from November 22-28.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-partners-with-indochine-to-promote-shark-friendly-business-practices

Shark Savers Partners with IndoChine to Promote Shark-Friendly Business Practices

Shark Savers will be reaching out important industry and political leaders in the business community about the unsustainable shark fin trade by partnering with IndoChine at their annual Green Festival in Singapore from November 22-28.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-partners-with-indochine-to-promote-shark-friendly-business-practices

Shark Savers Partners with IndoChine to Promote Shark-Friendly Business Practices

Shark Savers will be reaching out important industry and political leaders in the business community about the unsustainable shark fin trade by partnering with IndoChine at their annual Green Festival in Singapore from November 22-28.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-partners-with-indochine-to-promote-shark-friendly-business-practices

Should You Go Cage-Free Diving with Great White Sharks?

Cristina Zenato looks at this new trend and raises questions that every diver should consider before going cage free with Great Whites

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/should-you-go-cage-free-diving-with-great-white-sharks

I’m FINished with FINS Gala Honors Corporations that Protect Sharks

A prince, a princess, ambassadors from around the world, and a host of Singapore celebrities joined Shark Savers to honor the shark conservation efforts of over a dozen corporations at the I’m FINished with FINS gala in Singapore on November 28th.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/im-finished-with-fins-gala-honors-corporations-that-protect-sharks

I’m FINished with FINS Gala Honors Corporations that Protect Sharks

A prince, a princess, ambassadors from around the world, and a host of Singapore celebrities joined Shark Savers to honor the shark conservation efforts of over a dozen corporations at the I’m FINished with FINS gala in Singapore on November 28th.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/im-finished-with-fins-gala-honors-corporations-that-protect-sharks

I’m FINished with FINS Gala Honors Corporations that Protect Sharks

A prince, a princess, ambassadors from around the world, and a host of Singapore celebrities joined Shark Savers to honor the shark conservation efforts of over a dozen corporations at the I’m FINished with FINS gala in Singapore on November 28th.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/im-finished-with-fins-gala-honors-corporations-that-protect-sharks

Wöchentliche Galapagos-News -9- Dezember 2012

In Woche 9 habe ich eine erstaunliche Entdeckung gemacht! Der Tauchguide Ruben Intriago der Aggressor Fleet überreichte mir und der Charles Darwin Foundation ein Tauchvideo, welches eine Haiart zeigt, die er vorher nie in Galapagos gesehen hatte...

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/woechentliche-galapagos-news-9-dezember-2012

Wunderschöne Aufnahmen aus Galapagos - ein Adventsgeschenk für Hai-Liebhaber

Zum zweiten Advent schenken wir Euch Aufnahmen der letzten Expedition des Projektes Haie sind MehrWert auf Galapagos. Lehnt euch zurück und genießt die Highlights der Insel Wolf!

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/wunderschoene-aufnahmen-aus-galapagos-ein-adventsgeschenk-fuer-hai-liebhaber

Our Iconic “I’m FINished” Campaign Against Shark Fin Soup on Billboards in Singapore

Would you like to get this message of shark conservation in front more people? Now is your chance. Your donation can help us make an even greater impact by helping place the ad in more locations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/our-iconic-im-finished-campaign-against-shark-fin-soup-on-billboards-in-singapore

Our Iconic “I’m FINished” Campaign Against Shark Fin Soup on Billboards in Singapore

Would you like to get this message of shark conservation in front more people? Now is your chance. Your donation can help us make an even greater impact by helping place the ad in more locations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/our-iconic-im-finished-campaign-against-shark-fin-soup-on-billboards-in-singapore

Our Iconic “I’m FINished” Campaign Against Shark Fin Soup on Billboards in Singapore

Would you like to get this message of shark conservation in front more people? Now is your chance. Your donation can help us make an even greater impact by helping place the ad in more locations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/our-iconic-im-finished-campaign-against-shark-fin-soup-on-billboards-in-singapore

Aggressor Fleet Helps Shark Savers Study Sharks in the Galapagos

As part of their commitment to protecting sharks, the Galapagos Aggressor has been taking Shark Savers' scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel to the remote northern islands of the Galapagos for her fieldwork.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/aggressor-fleet-helps-shark-savers-study-sharks-in-the-galapagos

How I Became a Shark Saver: Tanya Brunner

Sharks have always fascinated me. They are especially interesting to me because we do not have the capacity to interact with them in ways that we typically enjoy doing with animals like dolphins and whales.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-tanya-brunner

How I Became a Shark Saver: Tanya Brunner

Sharks have always fascinated me. They are especially interesting to me because we do not have the capacity to interact with them in ways that we typically enjoy doing with animals like dolphins and whales.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-tanya-brunner

How I Became a Shark Saver: Tanya Brunner

Sharks have always fascinated me. They are especially interesting to me because we do not have the capacity to interact with them in ways that we typically enjoy doing with animals like dolphins and whales.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-tanya-brunner

Aggressor Fleet Helps Shark Savers Study Sharks in the Galapagos

As part of their commitment to protecting sharks, the Galapagos Aggressor has been taking Shark Savers' scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel to the remote northern islands of the Galapagos for her fieldwork.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/aggressor-fleet-helps-shark-savers-study-sharks-in-the-galapagos

Discover the Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas in our Newest Film

The Secret World uses stunning underwater footage of these gentle giants of the sea as a backdrop for sharing the unique biology and captivating behavior of manta and mobula rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discover-the-secret-world-of-mantas-and-mobulas-in-our-newest-film

Discover the Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas in our Newest Film

The Secret World uses stunning underwater footage of these gentle giants of the sea as a backdrop for sharing the unique biology and captivating behavior of manta and mobula rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discover-the-secret-world-of-mantas-and-mobulas-in-our-newest-film

Discover the Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas in our Newest Film

The Secret World uses stunning underwater footage of these gentle giants of the sea as a backdrop for sharing the unique biology and captivating behavior of manta and mobula rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discover-the-secret-world-of-mantas-and-mobulas-in-our-newest-film

Shark Savers Singapore Year in Review

2012 was an incredibly successful year for Shark Savers Singapore. Take a look at what we achieved.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-singapore-year-in-review

Shark Savers Singapore Year in Review

2012 was an incredibly successful year for Shark Savers Singapore. Take a look at what we achieved.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-singapore-year-in-review

Shark Savers Singapore Year in Review

2012 was an incredibly successful year for Shark Savers Singapore. Take a look at what we achieved.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-singapore-year-in-review

Shark Savers Joins the Shark Stanley Project

Shark Savers is thrilled to partner with the Pew Environment Group and Shark Defenders for a growing grassroots initiative created by graduate students from Yale University that aims to raise awareness about shark conservation on the international stage.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-joins-the-shark-stanley-project

Shark Savers Joins the Shark Stanley Project

Shark Savers is thrilled to partner with the Pew Environment Group and Shark Defenders for a growing grassroots initiative created by graduate students from Yale University that aims to raise awareness about shark conservation on the international stage.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-joins-the-shark-stanley-project

Shark Savers Joins the Shark Stanley Project

Shark Savers is thrilled to partner with the Pew Environment Group and Shark Defenders for a growing grassroots initiative created by graduate students from Yale University that aims to raise awareness about shark conservation on the international stage.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-joins-the-shark-stanley-project

From the Field: An Astonishing Discovery

As part of the team studying shark populations in the Galapagos, scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel makes an incredible discovery.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/from-the-field-an-astonishing-discovery

From the Field: An Astonishing Discovery

As part of the team studying shark populations in the Galapagos, scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel makes an incredible discovery.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/from-the-field-an-astonishing-discovery

LUSH Joins Shark Savers to Raise Shark Awareness in Asia

Our long-term partner, LUSH, is joining Shark Savers with a whirlwind tour through Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to raise awareness about shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/lush-joins-shark-savers-to-raise-shark-awareness-in-asia

International Protections for Manta Rays Goes Multingual

Please sign and share this urgent petition and help us gain vital international protection for these amazing animals.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/international-protections-for-manta-rays-goes-multilingual

International Protections for Manta Rays Goes Multingual

Please sign and share this urgent petition and help us gain vital international protection for these amazing animals.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/international-protections-for-manta-rays-goes-multingual

International Protections for Manta Rays Goes Multingual

Please sign and share this urgent petition and help us gain vital international protection for these amazing animals.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/international-protections-for-manta-rays-goes-multingual

LUSH Joins Shark Savers to Raise Shark Awareness in Asia

Our long-term partner, LUSH, is joining Shark Savers with a whirlwind tour through Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to raise awareness about shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/lush-joins-shark-savers-to-raise-shark-awareness-in-asia

LUSH Joins Shark Savers to Raise Shark Awareness in Asia

Our long-term partner, LUSH, is joining Shark Savers with a whirlwind tour through Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to raise awareness about shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/lush-joins-shark-savers-to-raise-shark-awareness-in-asia

本地企業加入保育行列,一同承諾:「護鯊,我拒翅!」

台灣LUSH、金牌大風集團、WildLife 21、關懷生命協會和野生救援等團體加入護鯊行動,齊心減少食用魚翅。

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/2250

Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary Becomes Law in Indonesia

Sharks and manta rays will now benefit from stronger protections after the 2010 decree designating the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary was formalized into Provincial law today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary-ecomes-law-in-indonesia

Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary Becomes Law in Indonesia

Sharks and manta rays will now benefit from stronger protections after the 2010 decree designating the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary was formalized into Provincial law today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary-ecomes-law-in-indonesia

Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary Becomes Law in Indonesia

Sharks and manta rays will now benefit from stronger protections after the 2010 decree designating the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary was formalized into Provincial law today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary-ecomes-law-in-indonesia

Join us for a SharksCount Mega-Weekend in South Florida

This weekend, March 2-3, divers all across South Florida can participate in a SharksCount Mega-Weekend, with three of our partner diver operators/charters running SharksCount dives open to all divers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/join-us-for-a-sharkscount-mega-weekend-in-south-florida

Counting Down to CITES with New Manta PSA & Video

There's only a few days left before delegates from 177 countries will meet at CITES to consider the proposal to protect manta rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/counting-down-to-cites-with-new-manta-psa-and-video

Counting Down to CITES with New Manta PSA & Video

There's only a few days left before delegates from 177 countries will meet at CITES to consider the proposal to protect manta rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/counting-down-to-cites-with-new-manta-psa-and-video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Manta rays worth more alive than dead

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have the opportunity to stem the trade in manta gill-rakers and protect vulnerable manta populations at the 16th Conference of the Parties, which begins today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/for-immediate-release-manta-rays-worth-more-alive-than-dead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Manta rays worth more alive than dead

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have the opportunity to stem the trade in manta gill-rakers and protect vulnerable manta populations at the 16th Conference of the Parties, which begins today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-worth-more-alive-than-dead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Manta rays worth more alive than dead

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have the opportunity to stem the trade in manta gill-rakers and protect vulnerable manta populations at the 16th Conference of the Parties, which begins today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-worth-more-alive-than-dead

Thank You Shawn and Mary

Shark Defenders was there to capture the moment when manta ray protections were passed at CITES 2013

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/thank-you-shawn-and-mary

Thank You Shawn and Mary

Shark Defenders was there to capture the moment when manta ray protections were passed at CITES 2013

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/community-voice/thank-you-shawn-and-mary

Thank You Shawn and Mary

Shark Defenders was there to capture the moment when manta ray protections were passed at CITES 2013

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/community-voice/thank-you-shawn-and-mary

Manta Rays and 5 Shark Species Get International Protections

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have taken the significant step of voting to protect two manta ray and five shark species at the 16th Conference of the Parties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-and-5-shark-species-get-international-protections

Manta Rays and 5 Shark Species Get International Protections

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have taken the significant step of voting to protect two manta ray and five shark species at the 16th Conference of the Parties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-and-5-shark-species-get-international-protections

Manta Rays and 5 Shark Species Get International Protections

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have taken the significant step of voting to protect two manta ray and five shark species at the 16th Conference of the Parties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-and-5-shark-species-get-international-protections

How I Became a Shark Saver: Chris Vargas

I asked my instructor Carlos why it was so hard to see sharks, and that's when he explained to me that sharks were actually in danger of extinction. I couldn't believe an animal that so many people are scared of was actually an endangered species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-chris-vargas

How I Became a Shark Saver: Chris Vargas

I asked my instructor Carlos why it was so hard to see sharks, and that's when he explained to me that sharks were actually in danger of extinction. I couldn't believe an animal that so many people are scared of was actually an endangered species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-chris-vargas

How I Became a Shark Saver: Chris Vargas

I asked my instructor Carlos why it was so hard to see sharks, and that's when he explained to me that sharks were actually in danger of extinction. I couldn't believe an animal that so many people are scared of was actually an endangered species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-chris-vargas-2

Behind the Scenes with Manta Ray of Hope at CITES

An enormous inflatable manta ray welcomed hundreds of attendees and key delegates from nations around the world to the Manta Ray of Hope event at the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/behind-the-scenes-with-manta-ray-of-hope-at-cites

Behind the Scenes with Manta Ray of Hope at CITES

An enormous inflatable manta ray welcomed hundreds of attendees and key delegates from nations around the world to the Manta Ray of Hope event at the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/behind-the-scenes-with-manta-ray-of-hope-at-cites

Behind the Scenes with Manta Ray of Hope at CITES

An enormous inflatable manta ray welcomed hundreds of attendees and key delegates from nations around the world to the Manta Ray of Hope event at the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/behind-the-scenes-with-manta-ray-of-hope-at-cites

SharksCount Program Launches in Asia

Divers throughout Asia will now be able to log their shark sightings to help in conservation with the launch of Shark Savers’ SharksCount program in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharkscount-program-launches-in-asia

SharksCount Program Launches in Asia

Divers throughout Asia will now be able to log their shark sightings to help in conservation with the launch of Shark Savers’ SharksCount program in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hant/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharkscount-program-launches-in-asia

SharksCount Program Launches in Asia

Divers throughout Asia will now be able to log their shark sightings to help in conservation with the launch of Shark Savers’ SharksCount program in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharkscount-program-launches-in-asia

Fundraise for Us

Create your own fundraising page and collect donations from friends and family to help support sharks

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/fundraise-for-us

Give a Presentation

Use our Shark Savers Powerpoint presentation or make your own and educate dive clubs, church or school groups about sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/give-a-presentation

Brochures

Full-color brochures for each of our four campaigns: I'm Finished with Fins, SharksCount, Shark Sanctuaries and Manta Ray of Hope

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/brochures

Sample Action Letters

Use these pre-printed letters and postcards to take action at local restaurants, company events, grocery stores and weddings

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/sample-action-letters

Posters

Posters where you can fill in your details for events, as well as posters with shark information and contact details for Shark Savers

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/posters

Fact Sheets

One and two page fact sheets for further reading and for use as a reference when doing outreach

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/fact-sheets

Kids Resources

Handouts and materials ideal for reaching out to kids, such as make-our-own shark fin templates and stickers

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/get-active/educate-your-community/downloads/kids-resources

Shark & Ray Reproduction

Sharks and rays' unique reproductive systems ensures that their young get the best chance at survival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/shark-and-ray-reproduction

450 Million Years of Sharks

Sharks have swum in the oceans for almost 450 million years. But longevity is only part of the story. That extra few million years of evolution have enabled many shark species to develop some extraordinary abilities as perfect predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/450-million-years-of-sharks1

Ground Sharks

The largest of shark orders with 277 species, including Bull Sharks, Catsharks and Hammerheads.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/ground-sharks

Frilled Sharks

Frilled sharks, a long skinny shark that looks like an eel, are among the oldest living species of sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/frilled-sharks

Bramble Sharks

Bramble sharks are named for thorn-like "dermal denticles" that grow over their body.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bramble-sharks

Cow Sharks

Cow sharks are little known because they spend most of their lives in deep, cold oceans beyond the reach of divers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/cow-sharks

Saw Sharks

Sawsharks resemble sawfish, with a long, toothy, sword-like snout to find and slash their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/saw-sharks

Bullhead Sharks

Bullhead sharks are relatively inelegant for a shark, living clumsily on rocky reefs.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/bullhead-sharks

Dogfish Sharks

Dogfish sharks are the second largest of shark orders with 128 species and are highly diverse.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/dogfish-sharks

Mackerel Sharks

Mackeral Sharks include the most famous sharks, such as the Thresher, Mako, and the most famous of them all, the Great White.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/mackerel-sharks

Carpet Sharks

Carpet Sharks derive their name from both their bottom-dwelling nature and varied coloration.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/different-types-of-sharks/carpet-sharks

Myth: Sharks Have Poor Vision

Sharks have such keen senses that it was assumed they overcompensate for poor vision. It appears that their eyesight is just fine.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/myth-sharks-have-poor-vision1

Differences between sharks and bony fish: more than just a skeleton

Around 400 million years ago, fish evolved into two very different groups: Class Chondrichthyes, which includes sharks and rays, and Class Osteichthyes, which gave rise to modern-day bony fish. Although the groups share a common ancestor, there are several major biological differences between them.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/differences-between-sharks-and-bony-fish-more-than-just-a-skeleton

Shark Teeth

Evolution has turned sharks' teeth into perfect tools for catching their prey.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/shark-teeth1

Myth: Sharks Don't Get Cancer

The myth that sharks don't get cancer has led to millions being killed for their supposed cancer-fighting properties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/myth-sharks-don-t-get-cancer

How Bull Sharks Survive in Fresh Water

Most people think of sharks living in oceans, but the Bull Shark has evolved a clever way of living in fresh water too.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/how-bull-sharks-survive-in-fresh-water

The Sixth (and Seventh) Sense

To travel the globe, locate other fish, and hunt prey in an aquatic medium, both sharks and rays have evolved two additional ways of perceiving their environment.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/biology/the-sixth-and-seventh-sense

Finning and the Fin Trade

Today the rapidly expanding and largely unregulated shark fin trade represents one of the most serious threats to shark populations worldwide, and shark fins are now among the most expensive seafood products in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/finning-and-the-fin-trade

Shark Fin Soup

The growing demand for shark fin soup is decimating global shark populations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/shark-fin-soup1-2

What is Bycatching?

Bycatch is when a species of fish or marine mammal is unintentionally caught while fishing for a specific "target" species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/what-is-bycatching

Nutritional Supplements

Shark cartilage and shark liver oil are sold as cures to a host of ailments.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/nutritional-supplements

Other Threats Facing Sharks

Recreational fishing and habitat loss are only two of the many threats sharks face.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/other-threats-facing-sharks

The Impact of the Shark Fin Trade

All 14 shark species most prevalent in the shark fin trade are now at risk of extinction.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/the-impact-of-the-shark-fin-trade

Sharks and Ecotourism

Sharks are worth more alive than dead! As an integral part of ecotourism, sharks help provide hundreds of sustainable jobs through the million-dollar dive industry.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-and-ecotourism

Sharks' Role in the Ocean

Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean

Shark Science

Scientists like this one, preparing monitoring tags, are now studying sharks to fill in the gaps about some of the most basic facts about most species of sharks, like lifespan or litter size.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-and-people/shark-science

Artisanal Fishermen

The unsustainable shark fin trade depletes other commercial fish stocks and leaves small communities vulnerable to exploitation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/sharks-and-people/artisanal-fishermen

Ray Biology

Diamond-shaped bodies and wings aren't the only things that make mobulids unique in the marine world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/rays/ray-biology

Threats to Rays

By far the greatest threat comes from fisheries for their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/rays/threats-to-rays

Diving with Rays

Diving with these graceful animals offers a sustainable alternative to fishing.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/education/rays/diving-with-rays

Celebrities pledge “I’m FINished” with Shark Fin at SharkAid 2012

May 1, 2012, Singapore. Celebrities, artists and conservationists stood in unison to raise awareness about sharks and the negative impact of shark’s fin soup at SharkAid 2012, a free public concert held today at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/celebrities-pledge-im-finished-with-shark-fin-at-sharkaid-2012

Maldives imposes historic ban on shark fishing

Congratulations to the government and people of the Maldives and the Baa Atoll Project for creating the world's first country-wide shark haven.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/maldives-imposes-historic-ban-on-shark-fishing

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Martha’s Vineyard elementary and high school students and community groups will soon have a chance to increase their knowledge about sharks, thanks to a visit from marine conservation biologist Samantha Whitcraft of Shark Savers who is being hosted by MV Promotions Network. Ms. Whitcraft’s visit marks the launch of JAWSFEST’s “Summer for the Sharks” initiative to help raise awareness and funds for shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/community-voice-news-your-comments-sharks-are-in-trouble-why-sharks-are-important-shark-species-introduction-shark-biology-and-behavior-shark-myths-mantas-and-mobilas-ways-you-can-help-save-sharks-us-sign-petition-to-ban-the-fin-canada-sign-petition-to-ba

New Patrol Boat for Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary

Shark Savers excited to announce that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase a new patrol boat for the southern portion of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-patrol-boat-for-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

Help save Hawaii's mantas

Mantas, the cousins of sharks, are in danger of disappearing in Hawaii. Please support pending local conservation regulations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-save-hawaiis-mantas

41 Leading Scientists Declare Shark Fin Trade "Not Sustainable"

In an open letter to Singapore's Nominated Member of Parliament Nicholas Fang, forty-one leading scientists declared that the shark fin trade is "not sustainable" and denounced "recent misinformation perpetuated by the media" that said otherwise.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/41-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable

Honduras and The Maldives join the ranks of shark sanctuaries

In the past few weeks, both Honduras and The Maldives have joined Palau in announcing a complete ban on shark fishing in their territorial waters. The ban in The Maldives was expected. One year ago, the Maldivian government announced a fishing ban for reef sharks and stated that there would be a subsequent ban on all shark fishing within their waters within 12 months. That time has now come. Many of you signed our petition to congratulate The Maldives when they announced the earlier ban.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/honduras-and-the-maldives-join-the-ranks-of-shark-sanctuaries

Enforcement Victories

Shark Savers celebrates improved enforcement of the no-take zone in Misool Eco Resort, within the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary. Last time we visited, several fishing boats were apprehended, but the procedures for enforcement and prosecution had not yet been determined. On May 17 Marit Miners of Misool Eco Resport reports that poachers have been apprehended and successfully prosecuted under the new laws.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/enforcement-victories

Three Shark Savers’ conservation films selected for Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The three films highlight Shark Savers’ conservation activities that include engaging divers in ‘citizen science’ in reporting of shark sightings, efforts to promote shark eco-tourism as a replacement for shark fishing/finning, and protecting manta and mobula rays from a relatively new trade in their gill rakers.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/three-shark-savers-conservation-films-selected-for-beneath-the-waves-film-festival

Palau Shark Sanctuary: thanks belong to you

We have received a few 'thank you's for our collective efforts opposing Palau's Senate Bill 8-44 which sought to re-open commercial shark fishing and loosen shark finning regulations in Palau waters. The new declaration of the National Shark Sanctuary is the response to that bill. Many of you signed the peitition against this bill and so these 'thank you's belong to you. We, too, are sometimes skeptical of the effectiveness of a petition, but in this case our collective voice from around the world helped turn the tide in Palau. Many of the signers of the bill were not just shark enthusiasts, but Palau's customers: those who fly across the world to visit Palau's sharks. All of your impassioned comments made a sizable contribution to this historic declaration by President Toribiong.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palau-shark-sanctuary-thanks-belong-to-you

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in Illinois!

It will only take a quick phone call from you to help protect millions of sharks from the increasing demand for their fins.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-illinois

Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association

In recent months, we have seen an increase of messaging from the spokespeople of the shark fin trade. The information tends to be a clever mix of facts with baseless assertions so that misinformation appears to be plausible.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-responds-to-charlie-lim-of-the-marine-products-association

Shark Savers Urges Further Protections for Sharks in Australia

Shark Savers has sent a letter to Australia’s Marine Reserve Division thanking them for the recent decision to expand their Marine Reserves and urging them to expand the level of protections for sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-urges-further-protections-for-sharks-in-australia

Two Shark Savers Films are Finalists at the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2

Manta Ray of Hope and Now, More than Ever, SharksCount, two short documentary films from the shark conservation organization Shark Savers, have been nominated as finalists in the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/two-shark-savers-films-are-finalists-at-the-2012-blue-ocean-film-festival-2

ACTION - NY bill to ban the shark fin trade

Call or write your Assembly Member and your State Senator. Urge them to Sponsor the bill to ban the shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-ny-bill-to-ban-the-shark-fin-trade

Giant Malaysian Conglomerate The Berjaya Group is FINished with FINS

The Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most influential conglomerates in Malaysia, has announced that they are FINished with FINS and will no longer be serving shark fin soup in any one of their 18 hotels and resorts around the world, or at any corporate events and meetings.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/giant-malaysian-conglomerate-the-berjaya-group-is-finished-with-fins

ACTION ALERT: Help Ban Shark Fins in New Jersey!

Show your support for sharks by attending the Senate Economic Growth Committee meeting in New Jersey this Monday. This bill would ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fin has been introduced. We need to have as many people as possible there to show public support for the bill.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-help-ban-shark-fins-in-new-jersey

The ‘million dollar manta’ being killed worldwide for unproven health tonics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2012) - Manta rays are so popular with divers and snorkelers that a single animal can 'earn' more than US$ 1 million over its lifetime for local eco-tourism, according to a new report issued by the Manta Ray of Hope Project. Despite their popularity and lucrative tourism value, the report provides shocking evidence that these graceful and gentle giants are rapidly disappearing due to extreme fishing pressure that is largely unknown by the general public or conservationists.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-million-dollar-manta-being-killed-worldwide-for-unproven-health-tonics

Who benefits from the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary?

A question has been raised as to whether Shark Sanctuaries lock out local fishermen for the pleasure of divers and conservationists, while protecting sharks. Local villages and their people will be such an important element of the success of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary that we feel it important to clarify its relationship to the surrounding communities. The goal of the Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary is to protect sharks and other wildlife. In order to do that effectively, we believe the program needs: The active participation of the local communities to ensure they are invested in the outcome. Local villagers are not locked out, but are locked-in. To utilize an appropriate level of underwater ecotourism (diving) as a means to bring jobs to the communities and money to enforcement, while not undermining the conservation goals. Without both, it's very hard to make a Shark Sanctuary a sustainable, viable solution and the sharks will be gone in short order.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/who-benefits-from-the-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

Sharks, Mantas, and Turtles to be protected in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Press Release Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration, demonstrating leadership in marine conservation. The Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary provides full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles. Also prohibited are highly destructive practices including reef bombing and the aquarium fish trade. The Shark Sanctuary is the first of its kind in Indonesia, the largest island archipelago in the world.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharks-mantas-and-turtles-to-be-protected-in-raja-ampat-indonesia

Shark Sanctuary declared in Raja Ampat

We are excited to announce that the Regent of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, has declared a Shark Sanctuary for the entire 17,760 square mile area of Raja Ampat. This declaration is a direct response to the proposal presented by Shark Savers and our partner, Misool Eco Resort. The Bupati has declared that, in Raja Ampat, it is now: Forbidden to catch fish with poison, bombs etc; Forbidden to catch fish using a compressor, purse seine,“Muroami” and “bubu” Forbidden to catch sharks, manta rays, mobulas, live reef fish for the aquarium trade, dugongs and turtles. Forbidden to catch any fish at all in designated tourism and conservation areas. This is an important milestone, as Raja Ampat enjoys the highest marine biodiversity level on the planet with 1397 species of fish and over 600 species of coral recorded. It has also been the scene of destructive overfishing that has severely threatened sharks, mantas, and other vulnerable species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-sanctuary-declared-in-raja-ampat

Shark Savers and Coalition of Conservation Organizations Call for New CITES Listings

In response to a request for comments on the Fish and Wildlife Services Federal Register, a coalition of shark and ray conservation organizations are urging increased protections for manta rays, mobula rays and several species of shark.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-and-coalition-of-conservation-organizations-call-for-new-cites-listings

Update on the initiative to create a Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat

Shark Savers is working with the Misool Eco Resort and other tourism companies and NGOs to create a large Shark Sanctuary in Raja Ampat. One component of this effort is our petition in support of the Shark Sanctuary. The purpose of the petition effort is to show broad international support for the Shark Sanctuary, particularly among the very people who are likely to visit Raja Ampat as a result. To date, we have assembled the signatures of over 7,000 individuals, and over 250 NGOs and tourism companies from around the world. This is a great outpouring of attention and support.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/update-on-the-initiative-to-create-a-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat

Shark Savers Malaysia Road Show for Kids

A puppet show, an animated movie about sharks and a coloring contest are part of a brand new collaboration with Silver Ant animation house aimed at teaching kids about sharks by Shark Savers Malaysia.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-malaysia-road-show-for-kids

Help establish a new shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Indonesia enjoys the most biodiverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also the world's largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a valuable resource: its sharks. Raja Ampat in Eastern Indonesia is perhaps the crown jewel of this biodiverse region, but its shark populations have been ravaged and its manta populations are now under siege.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/help-establish-a-new-shark-sanctuary-in-raja-ampat-indonesia1

Alibaba to end shark fin sales

If they keep to their promise, shark fins will no longer be sold on Alibaba beginning January 1, 2009.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/alibaba-to-end-shark-fin-sales

Shark Savers' "Thank you to Palau" book presented to Palauan President Toribiong

You may recall that Shark Savers fielded two petitions regarding Palau. The first one opposed a bad shark fishing law and the second one thanked Palau for subsequently protecting sharks by creating the National Shark Sanctuary. We created a book consisting of your signatures and comments for presentation to President Toribiong. Today, our book was presented to the President on our behalf by our friend, Dermot Keane of the Palau Shark Sanctuary.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-thank-you-to-palau-book-presented-to-palauan-president-toribiong

ACTION ALERT: Join Us for a Shark Rally in NEW YORK CITY

Please join Shark Savers and The Humane Society of the US for an important rally and press conference on City Hall steps in support of New York's efforts to protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-join-us-for-a-shark-rally-in-new-york-city

London Times article exposes ‘Shark Fin Godfather’

On February 16th, Shark Savers participated in a debate in Singapore that was the first of its kind: Shark Savers and animal rights group ACRES vs. Dr. Giam Choo Hoo, called the “Shark Fin Godfather” by the London Times’ Frank Pope this morning.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/london-times-article-exposes-shark-fin-godfather

The Great Fiji Shark Count!

Shark Savers is pleased to be both a sponsor and participant in the Great Fiji Shark Count. This ‘count’ is the first major partnership of our own recently initiated citizen science database of shark sightings as part of our SharksCount Program.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/the-great-fiji-shark-count

Manta Rays receive first international protection from the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Shark Savers applauds the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) on its agreement to list the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) on both its Appendix I and Appendix II, obligating its member countries to protect mantas and their habitats. The CMS is an international treaty organization and the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes. Shark Savers also thanks the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador for initiating and submitting the proposals to protect Manta birostris by listing them on both Appendices I and II of the CMS. The Manta Ray of Hope team assisted Ecuador’s CMS delegates in shaping the proposal and made available to all CMS delegates a condensed version of its forthcoming Manta Ray of Hope report, "Global State of Manta and Mobula Rays" and access to the Manta Ray of Hope short film prior to this week's CMS meeting in Bergen, Norway.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-receive-first-international-protection-from-the-convention-on-migratory-species-of-wild-animals

Palmyra - A Walk with a Shark

Samantha Whitcraft, Shark Savers' Campaigns Manager has a walk with a shark in Palmyra in her first article of a series about Shark Savers’ work documenting shark sightings in the Line Islands aboard Pangea Explorations S/V Sea Dragon.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/palmyra-a-walk-with-a-shark

Shark Savers Launches I'm FINished with FINs Campaign at Asia Dive Expo

Shark Savers is again participating at ADEX, the Asia Dive Expo that runs from April 13th to 15th at Hall A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-i-m-finished-with-fins-campaign-at-asia-dive-expo

ACTION ALERT: Further Action Needed to Pass NY Shark Fin Ban!

New York State residents only: Your help is needed to move the New York shark fin ban bill forward. The bill (A.7707a/S.6431) now needs the support from Commissioner Martens of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation before the legislative Environmental Conservation Committee will consider it for a vote.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-further-action-needed-to-pass-ny-shark-fin-ban

Courts Asia joins Shark Savers to say "We're FINished with FINS"

Courts Asia, the largest electrical, technology, and furniture retailer in Southeast Asia, has announced it is taking a corporate-wide pledge to not eat or serve shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/courts-asia-joins-shark-savers-to-say-were-finished-with-fins

Shark Advocates Join New York City Council Member Margaret Chin to Rally for State Legislation to Protect Sharks and Oceans

A coalition of animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations joined City Council Member Margaret Chin, D-Lower Manhattan and other city and state legislators for a rally on City Hall steps to announce her resolution in support of the state legislation to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-advocates-join-new-york-city-council-member-margaret-chin-to-rally-for-state-legislation-to-protect-sharks-and-oceans

Shark Savers launches worldwide ‘thank you' to Palau for protecting sharks

New York, NY, October 5, 2009-Shark Savers announced today it has launched an online ‘thank you' card to harness worldwide support for Palauan President Johnson Toribiong's September 25th declaration of a National Shark Sanctuary. The online card is available for the public to sign at the Shark Savers web site. Palau's move to protect sharks is one of the most complete and unequivocal shark conservation actions in history. It is also rare good news for sharks because their populations worldwide are collapsing due to unrelenting fishing pressure, as indicated by reports released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sharks are critical to the ocean ecosystem because, as apex predators, they help to keep other marine populations in balance.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-launches-worldwide-thank-you-to-palau-for-protecting-sharks

ACTION: Help Ban the Fin in New York!

Please join Shark Savers at next Wednesday, April 18th’s 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day in Albany, where we will join The Humane Society of the United States to urge New York state legislators to protect sharks from the shark fin trade and population depletion.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-help-ban-the-fin-in-new-york

Shark Savers Partners with IndoChine to Promote Shark-Friendly Business Practices

Shark Savers will be reaching out important industry and political leaders in the business community about the unsustainable shark fin trade by partnering with IndoChine at their annual Green Festival in Singapore from November 22-28.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-partners-with-indochine-to-promote-shark-friendly-business-practices

I’m FINished with FINS Gala Honors Corporations that Protect Sharks

A prince, a princess, ambassadors from around the world, and a host of Singapore celebrities joined Shark Savers to honor the shark conservation efforts of over a dozen corporations at the I’m FINished with FINS gala in Singapore on November 28th.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/im-finished-with-fins-gala-honors-corporations-that-protect-sharks

Our Iconic “I’m FINished” Campaign Against Shark Fin Soup on Billboards in Singapore

Would you like to get this message of shark conservation in front more people? Now is your chance. Your donation can help us make an even greater impact by helping place the ad in more locations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/our-iconic-im-finished-campaign-against-shark-fin-soup-on-billboards-in-singapore

Aggressor Fleet Helps Shark Savers Study Sharks in the Galapagos

As part of their commitment to protecting sharks, the Galapagos Aggressor has been taking Shark Savers' scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel to the remote northern islands of the Galapagos for her fieldwork.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/aggressor-fleet-helps-shark-savers-study-sharks-in-the-galapagos

Discover the Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas in our Newest Film

The Secret World uses stunning underwater footage of these gentle giants of the sea as a backdrop for sharing the unique biology and captivating behavior of manta and mobula rays.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discover-the-secret-world-of-mantas-and-mobulas-in-our-newest-film

Discovery Channel adds Shark Savers as conservation partner for Shark Week’s 25th Anniversary

(Silver Spring, MD) – Discovery Channel and Shark Savers, a shark conservation non-profit organization, are teaming up for the 25th Anniversary of the highly popular Shark Week, the network's annual weeklong programming event devoted entirely to the ocean's apex predators.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/discovery-channel-adds-shark-savers-as-conservation-partner-for-shark-weeks-25th-anniversary

Shark Savers Singapore Year in Review

2012 was an incredibly successful year for Shark Savers Singapore. Take a look at what we achieved.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-singapore-year-in-review

Shark Savers Joins the Shark Stanley Project

Shark Savers is thrilled to partner with the Pew Environment Group and Shark Defenders for a growing grassroots initiative created by graduate students from Yale University that aims to raise awareness about shark conservation on the international stage.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-joins-the-shark-stanley-project

From the Field: An Astonishing Discovery

As part of the team studying shark populations in the Galapagos, scientist Johanna Zimmerhackel makes an incredible discovery.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/from-the-field-an-astonishing-discovery

Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary Becomes Law in Indonesia

Sharks and manta rays will now benefit from stronger protections after the 2010 decree designating the Raja Ampat Shark and Ray Sanctuary was formalized into Provincial law today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary-ecomes-law-in-indonesia

LUSH Joins Shark Savers to Raise Shark Awareness in Asia

Our long-term partner, LUSH, is joining Shark Savers with a whirlwind tour through Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to raise awareness about shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/lush-joins-shark-savers-to-raise-shark-awareness-in-asia

International Protections for Manta Rays Goes Multingual

Please sign and share this urgent petition and help us gain vital international protection for these amazing animals.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/international-protections-for-manta-rays-goes-multingual

本地企業加入保育行列,一同承諾:「護鯊,我拒翅!」

台灣LUSH、金牌大風集團、WildLife 21、關懷生命協會和野生救援等團體加入護鯊行動,齊心減少食用魚翅。

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/2911

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Manta rays worth more alive than dead

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have the opportunity to stem the trade in manta gill-rakers and protect vulnerable manta populations at the 16th Conference of the Parties, which begins today.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-worth-more-alive-than-dead

Manta Rays and 5 Shark Species Get International Protections

Delegates to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have taken the significant step of voting to protect two manta ray and five shark species at the 16th Conference of the Parties.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/manta-rays-and-5-shark-species-get-international-protections

Behind the Scenes with Manta Ray of Hope at CITES

An enormous inflatable manta ray welcomed hundreds of attendees and key delegates from nations around the world to the Manta Ray of Hope event at the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/behind-the-scenes-with-manta-ray-of-hope-at-cites

SharksCount Program Launches in Asia

Divers throughout Asia will now be able to log their shark sightings to help in conservation with the launch of Shark Savers’ SharksCount program in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/sharkscount-program-launches-in-asia

A tribute to Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, Australian icon of ocean exploration, scuba diving pioneer and innovator, visionary underwater filmmaker and marine conservationist, left this world behind early Sunday morning as he made the ultimate plunge into the eternal sea of night.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/community-voice/a-tribute-to-ron-taylor

How I Became a Shark Saver: Tanya Brunner

Sharks have always fascinated me. They are especially interesting to me because we do not have the capacity to interact with them in ways that we typically enjoy doing with animals like dolphins and whales.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-tanya-brunner

Thank You Shawn and Mary

Shark Defenders was there to capture the moment when manta ray protections were passed at CITES 2013

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/community-voice/thank-you-shawn-and-mary

How I Became a Shark Saver: Chris Vargas

I asked my instructor Carlos why it was so hard to see sharks, and that's when he explained to me that sharks were actually in danger of extinction. I couldn't believe an animal that so many people are scared of was actually an endangered species.

http://www.sharksavers.org/zh_hans/blogs-news/community-voice/how-i-became-a-shark-saver-chris-vargas

LUSH Joins Shark Savers to Raise Shark Awareness in Asia

Our long-term partner, LUSH, is joining Shark Savers with a whirlwind tour through Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to raise awareness about shark conservation.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/lush-joins-shark-savers-to-raise-shark-awareness-in-asia

Shark Savers Launches I'm FINished with FINs Campaign at Asia Dive Expo

Shark Savers is again participating at ADEX, the Asia Dive Expo that runs from April 13th to 15th at Hall A, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/shark-savers-launches-i-m-finished-with-fins-campaign-at-asia-dive-expo

Shark Savers Singapore Year in Review

2012 was an incredibly successful year for Shark Savers Singapore. Take a look at what we achieved.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/shark-savers-singapore-year-in-review

Our Iconic “I’m FINished” Campaign Against Shark Fin Soup on Billboards in Singapore

Would you like to get this message of shark conservation in front more people? Now is your chance. Your donation can help us make an even greater impact by helping place the ad in more locations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/our-iconic-im-finished-campaign-against-shark-fin-soup-on-billboards-in-singapore

I’m FINished with FINS Gala Honors Corporations that Protect Sharks

A prince, a princess, ambassadors from around the world, and a host of Singapore celebrities joined Shark Savers to honor the shark conservation efforts of over a dozen corporations at the I’m FINished with FINS gala in Singapore on November 28th.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/im-finished-with-fins-gala-honors-corporations-that-protect-sharks

Courts Asia joins Shark Savers to say "We're FINished with FINS"

Courts Asia, the largest electrical, technology, and furniture retailer in Southeast Asia, has announced it is taking a corporate-wide pledge to not eat or serve shark fin soup.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/courts-asia-joins-shark-savers-to-say-were-finished-with-fins

Giant Malaysian Conglomerate The Berjaya Group is FINished with FINS

The Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most influential conglomerates in Malaysia, has announced that they are FINished with FINS and will no longer be serving shark fin soup in any one of their 18 hotels and resorts around the world, or at any corporate events and meetings.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/giant-malaysian-conglomerate-the-berjaya-group-is-finished-with-fins

Celebrities pledge “I’m FINished” with Shark Fin at SharkAid 2012

May 1, 2012, Singapore. Celebrities, artists and conservationists stood in unison to raise awareness about sharks and the negative impact of shark’s fin soup at SharkAid 2012, a free public concert held today at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/sg/blog/celebrities-pledge-im-finished-with-shark-fin-at-sharkaid-2012

ACTION ALERT: Stop the US Federal Government from Interfering with State Shark Fin Bans

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the US Federal Agency responsible for ensuring that US fisheries are sustainably managed, has proposed a rule to implement the provisions of the Shark Conservation Act which would actually OVERTURN ("preempt") the shark fin trade bans enacted by ten US states and territories laws. Please let NMFS know that you want them to remove any language that would result in the state and territory shark fin laws being overturned or undermined.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-stop-the-us-federal-government-from-interfering-with-state-shark-fin-bans

Support efforts in US Congress to protect sharks

There are two efforts in the US Congress that need your support. One is a letter from US Congressmen to the National Marine Fisheries Service urging them withdraw the provision to preempt state shark fin trade laws in the proposed rule to implement the Shark Conservation Act. The second is a Congressional resolution to end shark finning. You can help by calling your Congressman and ask him or her to support both of the letter and resolution.

http://www.sharksavers.org

New York Ends Shark Fin Trade

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 26, 2013) – Fourteen major animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations are applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law A.1769b/S.1711b to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide. Taking effect on July 1, 2014, the law passed the state legislature under the leadership of Assemblymember Alan Maisel, D-Brooklyn and Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo bans the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. Violations are punishable by up to 15 days in jail and $100 fine for each fish.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-york-ends-shark-fin-trade

Sharks of the World!

The second edition of one of our favorite books is now available for purchase!

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/sharks-of-the-world

Adopt-A-Bull Shark Initiative

Shark Savers is launching a new initiative, “Adopt A Bull Shark” to celebrate ‘Shark Week’ with a positive message about sharks.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/adopt-a-bull-shark-initiative

Celebrating “Jaws”: 40th Anniversary Event to Benefit Shark Savers

In 1975, my mother bought me a copy of “Jaws” at the A&P for $1.95. The whole car ride home, I studied the shark’s conical head and thin crooked teeth, delighted by the phrase #1 SUPERTHRILLER emblazoned above the title. The opening chapter immersed me in a night sea, and in the consciousness of the shark itself. I was lost forever.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/celebrating-jaws-40th-anniversary-event-to-benefit-shark-savers

WildAid, Shark Savers Join Forces to Stop Shark Fin Demand

WildAid and Shark Savers have announced their intent to merge, combining two of the world’s most successful shark conservation programs. Shark Savers’ programs and name will join WildAid’s portfolio of programs to protect endangered wildlife species including elephants, rhinos, and tigers; combining the complementary capabilities of the two organizations and increasing the efficiency of operations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/wildaid-shark-savers-join-forces-to-stop-shark-fin-demand

ACTION ALERT: TELL NOAA-FISHERIES TO PROTECT FLORIDA’S LEMON SHARK AGGREGATION

NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service), the US Federal Agency responsible for ensuring the US fisheries are sustainably managed, has proposed to open the 2014 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season (including lemon sharks) throughout their Atlantic coastal range, beginning January 1st instead of July 1st, 2014 exposing a vulnerable, vanishing shark aggregation to increased fishing pressure. Please submit comments to NMFS against this proposed action by the Sept. 23 deadline using the information and link in this blog. Thank you!

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/action-alert-tell-noaa-fisheries-to-protect-floridas-lemon-shark-aggregation

Adopting A Bull Shark -- A Graduate Intern’s Perspective

Meet our UM-RSMAS graduate intern, Natalie Torkelson and her experience working to help create out Adopt-A-Bull-Shark Initiative. And learn more about the amazing, known and named bull sharks of Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/adopting-a-bull-shark-a-graduate-interns-perspective

“I’m FINished with Fins” Shark Campaign Launches in Mainland China

On a day traditionally celebrated with the gathering of Chinese families, WildAid launched the “I’m FINished with Fins” campaign in Mainland China during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/im-finished-with-fins-shark-campaign-launches-in-mainland-china

Last Week to 'Adopt a Bull Shark' and WIN a Week of Diving, Fiji

It's the last week of our 'Adopt a Bull Shark' project... there are still so many exciting opportunities to adopt and name your own bull shark, plus new perks and a chance to win a week of diving in Fiji! Check it out!

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/last-week-to-adopt-a-bull-shark-and-win-a-week-of-diving-fiji

Adopt A Bull Shark, Success – THANK YOU!

The two months of our Adopt-A-Bull-Shark Initiative and fundraiser are DONE! And thanks to all you generous donors and our partners, it was a great success: we raised $11,600 for shark conservation, 177 people 'adopted' a bull shark from Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji, and many donated, directly, to support shark conservation. THANK YOU!

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/adopt-a-bull-shark-success-thank-you

Shark Savers Joins WildAid

WildAid and Shark Savers have merged. Shark Savers’ programs and name joined WildAid’s portfolio of programs to protect endangered wildlife species including elephants, rhinos, and tigers; combining the complementary capabilities of the two organizations and increasing the efficiency of operations.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/shark-savers-joins-wildaid

Die Kap Verden – ein Paradies für Haie

Shark Savers Germany unterstützt Pionierarbeit zum Hai- und Meeresschutz Vor der Küste Westafrikas gelegen sind die Kap Verdischen Inseln Heimat einer Vielzahl von Haien und Rochen. In den Gewässern des Archipels sind Riesen der Meere wie Walhaie und Mantarochen ebenso zu finden wie Ammen-, Zitronen- und Hammerhaie. Es wird vermutet, dass die Kap Verden wichtige Funktionen für zumindest einige dieser Arten haben. Bis heute gibt es jedoch keine wissenschaftliche Studie, die versucht, die Geheimnisse von Kap Verdens Haien zu lüften. Katharina Fietz, Biologin und wissenschaftlicher Vorstand von Shark Savers Germany, widmet sich erstmalig einigen Fragestellungen: - Wo sind Aufzucht- und Nahrungsgebiete der Haie? - Wie sehen deren genetische Populationsstruktur und –größe aus? Kommen in einem Gebiet viele Haie vor, so steht dies für ein gesundes marines Ökosystem, da sie als Spitze der Nahrungskette ein Gleichgewicht gesunder Fischbestände erhalten. Daher ist ein zentrales Element des Projektes die Zusammenarbeit mit der lokalen Bevölkerung. Gemeinsam mit der Maio Biodiversity Foundation e.V. (FMB) und lokalen Fischern wollen wir daher - Aufklärungsarbeit leisten, - lokales Fachpersonal ausbilden und - durch langfristige, enge Kooperation mit Maios Fischern den Grundstein für einen nachhaltigen Schutz von Kap Verdens Haien legen. Obwohl es auf den Kap Verden bisher keine gezielte Haifischerei gibt, verenden viele Tiere als Beifang oder werden gar als 'Konkurrenz' um die Fischbestände gesehen. Damit das Meeresgebiet um die Kap Verden jedoch auch zukünftig so vielseitig und gesund erhalten bleiben kann, ist es unerlässlich, die lokale Bevölkerung als Fürsprecher und Unterstützer zu gewinnen. Erfahrungsgemäß gelingt dies am besten, wenn sie direkt in die wissenschaftliche Arbeit mit eingebunden werden. Das schafft neben Wissen auch Vertrauen. Beides sind wichtige Voraussetzungen, um die langfristigen Vorteile des Haischutzes zu vermitteln. Das Kap Verden Projekt ist eine einmalige und wertvolle Chance, aktiv daran mitzuwirken, wichtiges Wissen über die dort lebenden Haie zu erlangen sowie nachhaltige Umweltbildung und Haischutz zu fördern. Ohne finanzielle Unterstützung sind Projekte wie diese nicht möglich. Daher sagen wir Dankeschön an alle, die uns dabei helfen, den Haischutz in Deutschland, aber auch international, wie hier auf den Kap Verden voranzutreiben. Als langfristig angelegtes Projekt bedarf es jedoch auch langfristiger Unterstützung. Daher laden wir euch/Sie herzlich ein, von Anfang an einen aktiven Beitrag zu leisten. Lasst uns gemeinsam eine Erfolgsgeschichte schreiben und unterstützt den Haischutz mit einer Spende ! Wir sind überzeugt: „ Jeder hat die Macht etwas zu ändern, wir müssen es nur tun.“

http://www.sharksavers.org/de/unsere-programme/die-kap-verden-ein-paradies-fuer-haie

Shark Week 2016 – A Conservationist’s Nightly Guide (Programs on Mon-Tues, June 27-28)

We’ve provided some conservation perspective on Monday and Tuesday nights’ shows to provide you a broader understanding about the sharks presented.

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/blogs-news/community-voice/shark-week-2016-a-conservationists-nightly-guide-programs-on-june-27-28