/// Shout for Sharks in Bunaken and Lembeh!!

16 Apr / 2012
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SHout for SharksHighly sought for their fins, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage, sharks have a high price on their heads. Demand for shark fins, lacking fishery management and virtually non-existing regulations for almost all shark trade are pushing many shark species to the brink of extinction.

The heat is on to give decimated shark populations the protections they deserve. And Project AWARE is targeting the power of one of the world’s largest, most effective wildlife conservation agreements to do it – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

While CITES has helped to save a myriad of terrestrial species like the African elephant, the effort to add sharks and marine fish to CITES is still relatively new territory, resulting in difficult battles.

Help by Signing the Petition! You can join tens of thousands of AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection. Sign the petition and urge your friends and colleagues to do the same. Sign the Petition here

Help by Joining us for Shark Shout Out 2012 Activities in Bunaken and Lembeh – we are running a number of things at our resorts that allow you to be involved.

Get educated! We show a Special Shark documentary or Shark Quiz in the evenings. We also have a weekly Shark Guardian presentation, below is a trailer/introduction to this presentation.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7QtYUfha84&w=420&h=315]

Take a course! Two Fish Divers have already donated USD500 to PADI to certify all our instructors so that they can offer the new PADI Shark Conservation Course, this donation has been handed over to the Project AWARE – Sharks in Peril project.

(Note – we were the first PADI center in Asia Pacific to make 100% of their instructors able to teach Shark Conservation Speciality courses! Check out the event on Facebook here)

The PADI Shark Conservation Course costs €20 for 2 dives & manual PLUS €30 for the PADI certificate. All proceeds from the certification will also be donated to the Project Aware – Sharks in Peril Project.

On our Instrcutor Course (IDC), we are also including the PADI Shark Conservation instructor speciality course for FREE. This means that all our new instructors can teach PADI Shark Conservation Courses themselves wherever they end up working, thereby helping to “spread the message”.

Shark GuardianMake a donation! Brendon (our Course Director) and Liz (our resort manager in Bunaken) are running an organisation called Shark Guardian, this is dedicated to the conservation of sharks by reaching out and giving presentations at schools. Be the first to become a Shark Guardian Member by donating EUR20-50, you will:

  • attend a Shark Guardian presentation
  • get a free Shark Guardian t-shirt
  • get on mailing list for future articles/news about Shark Conservation
  • get your name put on Shark Guardian website as a thank you!

We hope that you will join us in Bunaken or Lembeh and get involved in Shout for Sharks!

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  • endamccormack 14 May 2012

    To be honest……..its got way out of hand’…….we are reacting too slowly in the dive community…..this silly chinese tradition…of using hammerhead and reef shrk fin as soup to improve the sexual libido of weak chinese men………..why does PADI neot stop this…..they have the resources, support and god knows the funds off over priced courses…..we need more than collecting plastic bags in project aware…….wake up PADI…….stop it or your business will suffer…..no more rereactional diving…..fish gone………this is really big problem in Indonesia


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