Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Palau's Shark Conservation Under Siege?

With the good news from the Maldives this month of island wide shark protections, comes disturbing news from Palau about an attempted policy shift away from shark protections in favor of commercial shark fining.

The story was broken by the Shark Talk blog this week and has a list of contact emails to voice your opinion on this shift from conservation to one time take.

A good friend once said, "Shark conservation is like playing a global game of Whack-a-Mole, just when you think you got it hammered down, another disaster surfaces".

Please take a moment from your day to read up on this latest game changer in Palau and send a few emails to speak out against against the proposed Senate Bill 8-44:

Belau Tourism Association: bta@palaunet.com
Palau Chamber of Commerce: pcoc@palaunet.com
Palau Visitors Authority: pva@visit-palau.com

Kudos to the Shark Talk blog for this concise and well researched post.

2 comments:

the One called "Bitey".... said...

thanx for this - perfect use of the interwebs, and why I like this blog.

Shark Diver said...

'Cause as they say in Congress the internet "is like a series of tubes".