Want to be a Shark Angel and do something to help sharks? This is your chance! We are asking Shark Angels around the world to support Shark Stanley and his friends in their efforts to get more protection for sharks and rays at the upcoming CITES convention in March. Sharks weren't so lucky last time around - let's put the pressure on the CITES representatives to do the right thing this time.
SHARK ANGELS CELEBRATE AS DURBAN HARLEY OWNERS COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THE WORK OF LOCAL SHARK ANGELS: On Friday evening, the Durban Chapter of the Harley Owners Group met at their club in Umhlanga to welcome new members and to introduce their chosen charity for 2013. Each year, the Chapter raises money by hosting charity rides for non-members wanting the Harley experience, and through sponsorships, rally fees and the Poker Run at their annual July Duma rally. Tickets to ride with the Chapter retail at R300 each, 50% of which goes directly to their adopted charity- last year, the Durban HOGs raised R60 000 for charities including ‘Dreams for Africa’ in Winterton, CHOC, Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation and the SPCA Durban & Coast.
MOZAMBICAN SHARK FINNING TRADE CONTINUES UNCHECKED AS GREAT WHITE SHARK IS KILLED ON THE BEACH IN INHAMBANE PROVINCE: For most people, the great white shark is the ocean’s most iconic predator. It is the ultimate embodiment of nature’s power and an example of beauty at its most raw. It is quite simply, the undisputed sovereign of the sea. With this in mind, it is easy to understand why the Shark Angels found the photos of fishermen in Inhambane province in Mozambique dragging a white shark ashore last Monday so heartbreaking. These photos represented human greed at its worst; a greed so great that the degradation of the proudest shark in the sea is no longer seen as an atrocity by local people- instead, it has become a way of life.
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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