A plea from the Shark Angels
South Africa is famous for our enlightened, balanced view of nature. Tourists flock to see our big seven on land – and underwater - and we lead the world with innovative conservation strategies. We understand the fragile balance of life and the importance of a healthy environment to our country’s economics.
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All Durbanites : come join the SHARK ANGELS on the KZN South Coast, let's stand together on our side of the ocean to show our disapproval of the culling sharks.
Classroom visits aren’t anything new to Shark Angels, but giving a presentation to over 700 kids between two schools was a day to remember for Julie Andersen. Story by Chase Martin.
On Friday, October 4, Julie visited two schools in Irvine, Calif., Bonita Canyon Elementary and University Park Elementary. It was no coincidence that it was World Animal Day, as Julie was there on behalf of Shark Angels to speak to the kids about sharks and the dangers they are facing.
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Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually.
Sharks have been honed to perfection, having existed on this planet for over 400 million years.
Sharks play a vital role at the top of the food chain by maintaining balance in the oceans.
* An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year (that works out to more than 10,000 sharks per hour).
Shark fins are tasteless, and may contain high levels of toxic methyl-mercury.
Only a small number of countries have banned finning - many more need to be encouraged to enact legislation.
Many people assume that because they don’t eat shark fin soup – then they can’t possibly be contributing to the demise of the sharks and rays.
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