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Sharks, rays win new trade protections

Sharks, rays win new trade protections | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Summit limits trade of five shark species, two types of manta ray under commercial fishing pressure.
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Great news for Belizeans and sharks and rays!

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Belize Barrier Reef - Shark Research - Earthwatch Expeditions

Belize Barrier Reef - Shark Research - Earthwatch Expeditions | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Your chance to swim with the sharks in Belize.

 

"...Join the research team in Belize and you’ll join a decade-long research project comparing shark and grouper populations at Southwater Caye, a new marine reserve, Glover’s Reef Atoll, a well established reserve, and at Turneffe Atoll, a heavily-fished, unprotected site..."

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Sharks in the sunshine in Belize

Sharks in the sunshine in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
A light, short article about a visit to Ambergris Caye by a Canadian journalist. "Belize delivers a Jaws-like experience and jaw-dropping sights. The Central American nation is a laid-back destination for sun lovers..."
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Rachel Graham: The Aquatic Jane Goodall, Speaking Up for Sharks

Rachel Graham: The Aquatic Jane Goodall, Speaking Up for Sharks | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Dr. Graham, based in Belize, faces deep fears and prejudices in her efforts to outlaw fishing of the whale shark and other species.

 

"...As the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Gulf and Caribbean Sharks and Rays Program, Dr. Graham must overcome deeply held fears and prejudices in her efforts to outlaw fishing of various shark species, including the whale shark, a playful and friendly creature that migrates to the western Caribbean every spring. That species of shark is now protected off the coasts of Belize and Mexico, and last May Dr. Graham received the 2011 Gold Award and about $100,000 from the Whitley Fund for Nature in England for her work on its behalf..."

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A Shark Encounter in a Marine Reserve on Belize Barrier Reef

A Shark Encounter in a Marine Reserve on Belize Barrier Reef | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A nice blog post about a trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

 

"...When traveling in Belize, it’s best to go with the flow. Even a fearful experience can lead you to deeply connect with your environment, and that’s what I found on the Belize Barrier Reef..."

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