Shark Conservation Module for Zoox
Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct exploitation.
Good, geeky times!
Check out the other modules we run through the Zoox training courses.
"In an announcement this afternoon, Environmental Protection Authority chairman Paul Vogel said the regulator had recommended against the policy following a detailed assessment. Premier Colin Barnett responded by saying it was unlikely the [Australian] government would appeal the EPA’s recommendation."
What’s your shark name?
Snappy Chumbucket at your service.
Hunter S. Thompson
"While he was talking about piracy and salvage in the Florida Keys, there is an ecological attractiveness in this statement that cuts to the core of our relationship with the ocean and sharks in particular." - IUCN
The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery’s “Shark Week” in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn’t hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.
Yeah, nice one Discovery. Hope you’re proud of yourselves.
"We will rock you - don’t eat shark fin"
You got fins on your plate, you big disgrace
If you aren’t following the beautiful and hilarious shark biologist Sally Snow, I don’t even want to know you
My latest post as a guest blogger at biology-online.org
Sharks say the cull is in response to an increase in the number of human attacks in recent days.