Tag Archives: rare species

Protection for sharks

Several kinds of shark risk being driven to extinction by overfishing. This is a worldwide problem. Although the European Union banned shark finning a few months ago, fishers elsewhere are still catching sharks. My fellow blogger Ann Novek points out … Continue reading

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AMCS puts shark finning back in the news; Danny Green’s shark tale

Originally posted on Oceanic Explorer:
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is one of Australia’s driving forces in getting Federal Government backing for marine protected areas and their shark finning campaign hit the news again prior to Chinese New Year. The Daily…

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European Union tightens law on shark finning

My fellow blogger Steve Pogonowski at Oceanic Explorer points to this news report. It’s about cutting the fins off live sharks then chucking the animals back into the sea. Three months ago we learned that improvements might be coming. Last … Continue reading

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Grey partridges

My fellow blogger petrel41 tells us that in the Netherlands, 2013 has been named the Year of the Partridge. Here in Britain the native grey partridge (Perdix perdix) is managed for shooting. The Game Farmers’ Association describes partridge rearing. As … Continue reading

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Marsh harriers and white-tailed eagles

A few days ago my post about deer stalking led to conversation about predators. Here in Britain, people have often killed predators. But in modern times the law protects rare species including the marsh harrer (Circus aeruginosus) and the white-tailed … Continue reading

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Will Europe stop shark finning?

My fellow blogger petrel41 posted this news about shark finning.

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