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Shark Conservation

'Shark Girl' Fighting To Save The Ocean's Top Predator

Mother Nature Network | Gerri Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. In the hierarchy of the ocean, sharks are the apex predator, not the prey. But the fearsom...

Shark Fin Exports To Hong Kong Fall By 35 Percent, Demand Plunges In China

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Here's some much-needed good news for our shark friends: The Hong Kong chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced this week that the vo...

The Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project: The 'Con' in Conservation

Maggie Sergio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If this 1.3 metric ton poison drop is allowed to move forward, thousands of wild animals will be inhumanely poisoned, and in turn, those killed become a poisoned food source for other animals.

Dominique Mosbergen

Gruesome Shark-Finning Tactic Lets Fishermen Bypass The Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Exporting shark fins is a lucrative business in Costa Rica, where it appears fishermen are exploiting a legal loophole to get as many of them as they ...

LOOK: Shocking Graphic Shows Just How Many Sharks Are Killed EVERY HOUR

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

Inspired by recent data on shark deaths, two data visualization heavyweights have created a stunning infographic to put the numbers in perspective. ...

As Sharks Approach Fin-ish Line at CITES, China and Japan Hope to Sink Them

Carl Safina | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

If one third of the delegates vote to reopen the debate, the shark proposal could go belly-up. Why might that happen?

100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

Thanks in part to the horrible deaths played out in classic shark attack movies like "Jaws" and "Deep Blue Sea," the shark has been pegged as a notori...

WATCH: Bathers Try To Help Dangerous Shark With Their Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Green

Beach-goers playing in the surf off Australia's popular Sunshine Coast region became alarmed when an unwanted visitor crashed the party last week. ...

Saving Sharks by Photographing Them

Devin Harvey | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Devin Harvey

A little more than one year ago, photographer Terry Goss dove into the choppy water off the coast of Rhode Island to swim with blue and mako sharks. What he found beneath the opaque surface of the ocean was clear evidence that the sharks he encountered there were suffering.

Big News in Shark Conservation

Leila Monroe | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

All who care about the health of the world's oceans need to take a stand in protecting sharks: refuse to eat shark fins and call on governments and businesses to end the trade in fins.

PHOTO: Giant Bull Shark Surprises Researchers

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: For scientist Neil Hammerschlag, it was just another Sunday. He was out cruising the reefs near t...

2011 Shark Conservation Roundup (SLIDESHOW)

Matt Rand | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Sharks are critical to marine health, yet their numbers are in decline. But this year, leaders from around the globe worked together to protect sharks like never before.

Conservation Body Agrees To Protect Silky Sharks

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey -- Delegates at an international conservation meeting agreed Saturday on a measure mandating that silky sharks accidentally caught in f...

New Report: Sharks Neglected in the Atlantic

January Jones | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
January Jones

According to a new report, less than 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic Ocean are protected from overfishing. That's a heck of a lot of neglected sharks.

2,000 Sharks Massacred in Colombian Sanctuary

January Jones | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
January Jones

Marine sanctuaries are wonderful places, but enforcement is key to keep out the illegal fishermen who aim to capitalize on the wealth of fish and sharks that make these areas so special.

Photo Exhibit: Countries at U.N. Respond to Global Shark Conservation Challenge

Matt Rand | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

Leaders from the Bahamas, Colombia, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, and Micronesia pledged to develop shark sanctuaries totaling up to six million square kilometers.

California Joins Global Movement to Save Sharks

January Jones | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
January Jones

It's official: With a stroke of California Governor Jerry Brown's pen, the entire U.S. West Coast has now banned the trade of shark fins.

PHOTOS: The Enigma Of The Great White Shark

Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

From Oceans Initiative: The white shark is a marine apex predator that is able to maintain biodiversity through direct and indirect predation effec...

Let's Keep Sharks Out of Soup

January Jones | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
January Jones

These majestic predators have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, and we should keep them where they belong -- in the wild, with their fins firmly attached.

Shark Week Conservation Roundup (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Matt Rand | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

"Shark Week" has become such a phenomenon that it has drawn more than 20 million viewers each year since 1995. Unfortunately, sharks are increasingly scarce across the world's oceans due in large part to the appetite for shark fin soup.

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...

Shark Survivors Fight To Save Their Attackers

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — They have the scars and missing limbs that make it hard to forgive, but these victims are tougher than most. And now they want ...