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Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fin

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it will ban the carriage of shark fin on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator.

dateJun 22, 2016 in Ecology
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Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

The world's largest shark fin industry lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a region of the Indian and Pacific Oceans home to the world's most diverse coral reefs and known as the Amazon of the seas. This idyllic-sounding ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Ecology
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New global strategy to save sharks and rays

A group of international conservation organizations launched a new strategy today to combat the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Ecology
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers at the country's main fishing port, the government said Wednesday.

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

Many of the world's largest herbivores—including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas—are in danger of becoming extinct. And if current trends continue, the loss of these animals would ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Ecology
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New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the world's oldest predator takes effect, conservationists said Thursday.

dateSep 11, 2014 in Ecology
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