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Shark Conservation Act

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

WATCH: World's First Shark Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

Sharks may have once been at the top of the food chain, but with 73 million now killed each year and 30 percent threatened with extinction, island cou...

The Strength and Success of Shark Week

Elizabeth Griffin Wilson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Griffin Wilson

Our fear of sharks is simply irrational considering that you are more likely to be killed by a toaster than a shark. Unfortunately, we tend to fear what we do not understand. The fact is, we should be scared FOR sharks, not of them.

Success Story: The Shark Conservation Act

Matt Rand | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

2011-06-07-Screenshot20110607at4.20.11PM.jpgEarly this year President Obama signed the Shark Conservation Act into law.

Congress: Time Is Ticking for Sharks

Kristin Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristin Bauer

Sharks weren't put here millions of years ago just to be made into soup. We need them and they need our help -- sharks are part of our ecosystem for a reason.

No More Shark Fin Soup on Menus!

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Veronique Pittman

Sharks now represent the greatest percentage of threatened marine species on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Why did this happen?