Worldwide Coalition of Conservation Groups Hail The Leadership of Cathay Pacific Airways – 5 Sep 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2012-09-05 WORLDWIDE COALITION OF CONSERVATION GROUPS HAIL THE LEADERSHIP OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS HONG KONG — Nearly 50 marine and shark conservation groups have united to applaud Cathay Pacific’s decision to ban the transportation of shark and shark-related products on all its flights. The groups now call upon all other airlines to…

The PEW report: Navigating Global Shark Conservation Measures: Current Measures and Gaps, 8 July 2012

A new analysis by the Pew Environment Group, Navigating Global Shark Conservation Measures: Current Measures and Gaps, compiles existing management measures for sharks, highlights their inadequacies, and makes recommendations for improvements. The following is a summary of that analysis. Sharks have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 400 million years. But today, shark populations…

Huffington Post: Shark Fishing Statistics Higher Than Previously Thought, Pew Environment Group Says, 8 July 2012

ROME (AP) — A pro-environment group says the world’s shark populations are in worse trouble than previously thought. The Pew Environment Group is cautioning in a report that the actual global catch of sharks might be up to four times higher than official U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization statistics. The report says Hong Kong’s shark…

Scientists’ Letter Presentation to HKSAR Legco – 22 May 2012

To read the letters, please click the links below: Marine Scientists Shark Fin Letter (ENGLISH) 海洋科學家給香港立法會議員的函件(中文) To see media coverage, please click the links below: In English: The Straits Times (Singapore): http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Strait-Times-05.jpg Today Newspaper (Singapore): http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/Todayprinted-04.jpg Today Online (Singapore): http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC120611-0000130/The-shark-fin-trade-is-not-sustainable Shark Savers blog: http://sharksavers.org/en/blogs/849-forty-one-leading-scientists-declare-shark-fin-trade-not-sustainable-in-open-letter-presented-to-nmp-fang.html Gulfnews: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/environment/uae-team-supports-campaign-to-protect-sharks-1.1032410 SCMP: http://hksharkfoundation.org/sharkfoundationwp-content/uploads/2012/06/0506_SCMP.jpg  In Chinese: 蘋果日報 (台灣): http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/international/20120529/124968/applesearch/ 聯合新聞網: http://udn.com/NEWS/BREAKINGNEWS/BREAKINGNEWS1/7124486.shtml…