The IUCN have announced that whale sharks are sliding towards #extinction. The worlds largest fish, is now listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (previously listed as Vulnerable). [vimeo height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://vimeo.com/173916268[/vimeo] [message_box title=”Major Threats” color=”red”] Major contemporary threats to Whale Sharks include fisheries catches, bycatch in nets, and vessel strikes. Other...Read More
PEW remains one of the leading conservation groups with an active voice towards shark protection. The group is attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress, sometimes described as the world’s biggest “trade show” for conservation and development. This year it will be held Sept. 6-15 in Jeju, South Korea. This large global conservation event, bringing together...Read More
Oceanic Whitetip Shark The IUCN, or International Union for Conservation of Nature, recently published the report from their Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group. The report can be downloaded in it’s entirety here. Here’s an excerpt from their section on Oceanic Whitetip Sharks. It’s scary to see the dramatic reduction of animals throughout the oceans,...Read More
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