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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/ch/blogs-news/shark-savers-blog/new-patrol-boat-for-raja-ampat-shark-sanctuary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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/ch/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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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