This month has seen great progress in changing the way the public and the media views sharks. In Singapore we presented a letter from 41 scientists confirming that the shark trade is endangering shark populations, in Malaysia we went on the road to show school children the truth about these beautiful animals and in New York we partnered with The Humane Society and city council members to show that there is broad support for a ban on shark fins.
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Michael Skoletsky, Executive Director
Leading Scientists Confirm Shark Fin Trade is "Not Sustainable"
Shark Savers presented an open letter from 41 leading marine scientists to two of Singapore's Nominated Members of Parliament Nicholas Fang and Eugene Tang. Both NMPs are participating in Shark Savers new "I'm FINished with shark fin" campaign.
"To those who have been asking for scientific evidence that the shark fin trade is destructive to the marine environment," said Director of Shark Savers Singapore Jonn Lu, "we now have it."
Shark Savers Calls on US to Propose New Protections for Rays and Sharks at CITES
Shark Savers and partnering conservation organizations urged the United States to support increased international protections of manta and mobula rays and several species of sharks via the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Shark Savers Malaysia on the Road 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.
NYC Council Members Support Shark Fin Ban as it Goes to Vote
Shark Savers joined a coalition of animal welfare, environmental and conservation organizations, and other city and state legislators for a rally on City Hall steps to announce City Council Member Margaret Chin's resolution in support of the state legislation to end New York's contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.
Sustainability - Lessons from Fiji
Guest blog by Christina Zenato
Christina Zenato's most recent dive trip to a small village in Fiji inspired her newest blog post about the need for finding a balance between commercial fishing and shark conservation that addresses the needs of local communities. "It can be difficult to talk about 'sustainability," writes Cristina, "if the result is that local people can't be sustained by their own resources."