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Will China help save the sharks?

January 13th, 2014

Sharks are getting a reprieve, according to statistics being released in China, where leaders have banned shark fin soup at official banquets. Even Chinese TV celebs are showing their support for the beleaguered animals.

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Sharks find sanctuary in Indonesia, thanks to scuba divers

November 16th, 2010

The war against sharks that has been decimating the ocean’s top predators worldwide — so that people can eat shark fin soup — has finally met an enemy that could help stop the bloodbath.

Scuba divers.

Today, authorities in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, set aside a shark sanctuary, the first of its kind in Indonesia, off the coast of these tourist-reliant islands.

The new Raja Ampat Shark Sanctuary will provide full protection for sharks, manta rays, mobulas, dugongs, and turtles within the boundaries of the sanctuary.

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