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Sharks are entitled to their domain

Sharks are entitled to their domain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How vain do we want to be as a culture? How disconnected with our natural environment?
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:27 AM

TAKE  ACTION  here>>  https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=60&src=TW1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_term=010814_1101&utm_campaign=Arctic&txtArea=twitter

 

& HERE pls>  https://secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006XVIAA2

 

Ban Drumlines & Shark Nets in South Africa:  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/KwaZuluNatal_Sharks_Board_Ban_Drumlines_Shark_Nets_in_South_Africa/?wowBBbb

 

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Petition to STOP illegal killing of 'juvenile Sharks' into a jar! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Make_putting_sharks_in_a_jar_illegal/?towBBbb

 

 

Outrage over EPA shark-cull decision: http://www.projectaware.org/update/outrage-over-epa-shark-cull-decision

 

Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO: 3.22m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaxDGdet4g&feature=youtu.be

 

 SHARK deterrent Wetsuit:  http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

 

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VICTORY for SHARKS   http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/09/11/victory-for-australias-sharks-1625#.VBJSPECsjSQ.twitter

 

23.5.14 ~ 

Comment: WA's shark cull didn't answer the big ocean safety questions:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/23/comment-was-shark-cull-didnt-answer-big-ocean-safety-questions

 

8.5.14 ~  

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

 

 

29 April 2014, 9.30pm BST

WA shark cull season ends, and ocean users don’t want it to return:  http://theconversation.com/wa-shark-cull-season-ends-and-ocean-users-dont-want-it-to-return-26038

 

 

 

19.4.14 ~ 

Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661

 

 

14.4.14 ~ 

Australia Wants to Selectively Slaughter Sharks for Three More Years:  https://news.vice.com/articles/australia-wants-to-selectively-slaughter-sharks-for-three-more-years

 

13.4.14 ~  Leave the SHARKs aloan!  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/13/activists-sink-teeth-was-shark-baiting-programme

 

 10.4.14 ~ 

A shark cull divides a nation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26937924

 

 

24.3.14 ~ 

Shark cull policy in Western Australia faces fresh challenge from Greens: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/shark-cull-policy-in-western-australia-faces-fresh-challenge-from-greens

Party brings in private member's bill to tackle an environmental exemption it dismisses as a 'cynical PR exercise'

 

 

 14.3.14 ~ Why Saving Sharks is a Good Investment:  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/03/14/the-real-life-shark-tank-why-saving-sharks-is-a-good-investment/

 

 

13.3.14 ~ 

WA Shark Cull Update - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions:::  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/03/13/wa-shark-cull-update-epa-rules-out-assessment-despite-23000-public-submissions-1586

 

 

 

26.2.14 ~ Shark victim's mother takes court action against shark cull

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/shark-victims-mother-takes-court-action-against-shark-cull-20140226-33hfx.html#ixzz2uX1blsK6

 

 

26.2.14 ~ 

Sea Shepherd seeks injunction to stop WA shark cull:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/21709551/sea-shepherd-seeks-injunction-to-stop-wa-shark-cull/

 

23.2.14 ~ 

Western Australia's shark cull will hit breeding stock of great whitesListen to the scientific community and look at the evidence from Hawaii to South Africa. Killing sharks doesn't work>>   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/23/western-australia-shark-cull-great-whites

 

 

22.2.14 >>

Morning of cruelty, inhumanity and slaughter in the South West as Barnett's war on nature rages on: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/22/morning-of-cruelty-inhumanity-and-slaughter-in-the-south-west-1577

 

18.2.14 ~ 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/shark-cull-condemned-after-attacks-fall-five-year-low?CMP=twt_gu

 

16.2.14 ~  Are shark shields a solution for Western Australia? :  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/shark-shields-better-drum-lines-alp   via @free_dive & @Seasaver 

 

 

13.2.14 ~ 

Jackie Chan interview: 'They served me shark fin soup and I said no way':  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10635496/Jackie-Chan-interview-They-served-me-shark-fin-soup-and-I-said-no-way.html

 

12.2.14 ~ All captured animals so far are reportedly tiger sharks, with white and bull sharks also targeted by the program. While the program was designed to reduce the risk of fatal shark attacks, it also poses a threat to shark populations.>>  http://theconversation.com/explainer-sharks-why-size-and-species-matter-22535

 

 

 

 

12.2.14   ~  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/shark-cull-government-in-clear-breach-of-international-obligations?CMP=twt_gu

 

 6.2.14 ~ http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/06/western-australias-indiscriminate-killing-of-precious-marine-life-rages-on-1567#.Uvfi08MJzvs.twitter

 

 

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Yao Ming joined forces to speak out, as fathers, against the illegal wildlife trade. They spoke about the much needed protection of elephants, rhinos and sharks for future generations::  http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/film-when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too

 

Inside the Biggest SHARK Abattoir:

 

 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415351/inside-worlds-biggest-shark-abattoir-shocking-pictures-show-scale

 

11.1.14  ~  

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

10.1.14  ~  SeaShepherd welcomes Ban on SharkFinning in NZ:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00016/sea-shepherd-welcomes-ban-of-shark-finning-in-nz-water.htm

 

10.1.14 ~ Diver who swims with Sharks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537040/Diver-swims-sharks-reveals-fear-makes-encounters-unpredictable-detect-racing-heart-beat.html

 

9.1.14 ~ SeaShepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/09/sea-shepherd-shark-update-france-and-australia-1556

 

Everyone knows they enter blue water at their peril. We do so at the risk of numerous possible misadventures, of which shark attack is the most remote.

 

What happens when SHARKS disappear:  http://baronvonmerkens.tumblr.com/post/72961850156/thingsofthewild-laureola

 

Australians oppose Cull  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/04/australians-oppose-cull-of-protected-great-white-sharks-by-barnett-government-1553

 

Shark Cull.....is NOT the answer 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/jeff-hansen/5184688

 

More>>  
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped?CMP=twt_gu

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/australia-sharks-twitter-warn-swimmers-053242664.html?vp=1#Q92yy9M

 

More>>  http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Sea-Shepherd,-others-opposed-to-culling-of-Great-White-Sharks/117827

 

Overfishing of Sharks harms Coral Reefs >>  http://yottafire.com/2013/12/overfishing-sharks-harming-coral-reefs/

 

Sharks to be baited, shot at sea for being more than 3metres long:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/latest/a/20471641/sharks-to-be-baited-shot-at-sea/

Marian Locksley's comment, April 19, 2014 3:28 PM
NEED to add this link: Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website<br>:: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661
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Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

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Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plastic bag ban in Chicago on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The proposal was backed by Mayor R...
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Plastic bags will become a thing of the past very soon; it can be done and more governments are showing the courage to take a stand.

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California, Chicago.... While Texas contemplates the legality of bag fees. Which city in the Houston region will be the first? Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, Baytown, League City?

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Needs to be nation-wide.

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A professor in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose sudden melting is sending shockwaves throughout the geophysics community.

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