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Help establish a new shark sanctuary in Raja Ampat


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#1 marydiondiver

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:59 AM

Overview:
Indonesia enjoys the most biodiverse ocean environments on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also the world's largest shark fishery, having all but emptied its waters of a valuable resource: its sharks.

Raja Ampat in Eastern Indonesia is perhaps the crown jewel of this biodiverse region, but its shark populations have been ravaged and its manta populations are now under siege.

Shark Savers is working with the Misool Eco Resort, Conservation International's Indonesia Marine Program, WildAid, and other NGOs and eco-tourism companies on a new initiative to convince the Raja Ampat government to prohibit all fishing of sharks, mantas, and mobulas.

Please link here to sign the petition:

http://www.sharksave...raja-ampat.html

Note: This is not a "feel good" petition! The petition is one piece of a comprehensive initiative. It's very important that we show the Raja Ampat Fisheries and Tourism Depts. that sharks, mantas and mobulas are very valuable to their local economy - ALIVE!

Thanks!
Mary

#2 xariatay

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:04 PM

Signed... Thanks for posting!!!
All those who have visited Raja Ampat & love it should sign it... So that people like us who haven't visit it can benefit too... :notworthy:
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#3 xariatay

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:31 PM

Bumping this up... Only 6813 signatures collected...
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