In every conflict just as there are forces on one side seeking their objectives, there is always a counter force seeking the opposite! The evil, greedy, & ignorant must now face the forces of good, noble, and intelligence! Meet the shark defenders! And join the fight for life before nature joins in full wrath!
Shark Free Marinas is an excellent program to help impact the millions of sharks that are victims every year of senseless trophy hunters and recreational sport fishermen. Many of the animals caught by these fishermen are pregnant females during the height of their breeding season. These are targeted because they are larger than the males and weigh a lot more due to being pregnant. The aim of such competitions is to bring in the largest and heaviest sharks! But sharks are THE most endangered animals on the planet, and have a very low reproductive rate! This is natures balance to its top predators. They are not designed to be preyed upon. So to keep their population in check they take from 7-12 years to reach sexual maturity. They have low birth numbers averaging around 2-20 pups to a litter. They also only reproduce once every 2 or 3 years. They were not designed to be taken in the millions. Each year 104 Million sharks are killed! 78 million ONLY for their fins! The recreational fishermen while lower impacting than the big commercial operation, are still killing millions of sharks a year. The 26 Million sharks that are killed not JUST for their fins but for meat and trophy/game fishing are still 26 million too many! Please visit their site and help us to promote this program! This is a gift of life that you share not only with sharks and your community, but with your children and our oceans. Sharks play a vital role in the oceans as apex predators. They have been around for over 430 million years. Let's help them stay for the next 430 million years! Thank you! - http://www.sharkfreemarinas.com/
Three powerful allies have gotten together and began to fight back! The International Marine Enforcement Commission, Stop Shark Finning, and The Global Shark Initiative feature videos for awareness and the "Shark Tips" series! A defenders guide to impact action that can be taken to help combat the shark fin soup industry! These videos are an in your face series that shares the statistics, facts, and various solutions to the problem. Stop Shark Finning ( http://stopsharkfinning.net/ ) is a well known site and force in the fight to protect sharks. Their t-shirts, bags, and other tools say it all and help to support the anti-shark fishing and finning industry. The Global Shark Initiative ( http://theglobalsharkinitiative.ning.com/ ) is the largest coalition of shark researchers, conservationists, advocates, and groups in the world. All working together to meet a common goal! No egos, no conflicts, no BS! just a giant united front to defend sharks and educate the public on a global scale! The International Marine Enforcement Commission is the law enforcement arm for the new WEECs Convention. A law yet to be passed, but this will be the single most powerful conservation measure every undertaken in human history. ( http://internationalmarineec.homestead.com/IMEC-Homepage.html ).
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You may know them from TVs smash Animal Planet hit series Whale Wars. But what you may not know is that Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been around 35+ years protecting a huge variety of marine life!
Among their operations are shark campaigns. Old & New. Join them in the fight to save sharks world wide! The logo is a site link. Thank you!