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This photo was taken by Peri Paleracio, in the Philippines. The whale shark was found by a scuba diver, still alive and trying to swim. Its pectoral and ventral fins were cut off by poachers who sell shark fins at a premium for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup. Locals, with the help of local government, pulled the still-struggling shark to shore where it died the next day. Here a local woman mourns its miserable fate.This photo was named “most compelling image” of 2010 in honor of the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity.This is not just something caused by Chinese fishermen, it is a global problem. Shark Fin soup is sold all over the world, even in the UK. Please support the fight against shark finning. * Spread the word.* Share photos and stories such as this.* Sign petitions. This one is petitioning the UN for a worldwide ban on shark finning: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/532/581/725/?cid=FB_TAF* Write to local restaurants serving the dish: Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation have a celebrity-signed template letter and map listing restaurants in the UK selling shark fin soup. Find them here:http://www.bite-back.com/shark-sightings-map/Most of these things can be done with such minimal effort, just a few seconds, or few minutes, of your time. Collectively our voices DO make a difference. Countries and cities have successfully implemented bans on the sale of shark fin products as a result of individuals coming together to make a stink about it.Nudi x(shared with the photographer’s permission)https://www.facebook.com/peri.paleracio

sharkhugger:

This photo was taken by Peri Paleracio, in the Philippines. The whale shark was found by a scuba diver, still alive and trying to swim. Its pectoral and ventral fins were cut off by poachers who sell shark fins at a premium for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup. Locals, with the help of local government, pulled the still-struggling shark to shore where it died the next day. Here a local woman mourns its miserable fate.

This photo was named “most compelling image” of 2010 in honor of the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity.

This is not just something caused by Chinese fishermen, it is a global problem. Shark Fin soup is sold all over the world, even in the UK. 

Please support the fight against shark finning. 
* Spread the word.
* Share photos and stories such as this.
* Sign petitions. This one is petitioning the UN for a worldwide ban on shark finning: 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/532/581/725/?cid=FB_TAF
* Write to local restaurants serving the dish: Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation have a celebrity-signed template letter and map listing restaurants in the UK selling shark fin soup. Find them here:http://www.bite-back.com/shark-sightings-map/

Most of these things can be done with such minimal effort, just a few seconds, or few minutes, of your time. Collectively our voices DO make a difference. Countries and cities have successfully implemented bans on the sale of shark fin products as a result of individuals coming together to make a stink about it.

Nudi x

(shared with the photographer’s permission)
https://www.facebook.com/peri.paleracio

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A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.

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Technical skill and fancy equipment can only take us so far in life.

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Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that’s wrong. They know less, that’s why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted.
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Report: Health of world’s oceans declining fast 
BBC News: The health of the oceans is declining faster than previously thought, a report from the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) warns.
According to the report, the oceans are facing a multitude of threats, including overfishing and pollution.
The current conditions threaten a mass extinction event similar to those that have afflicted the oceans in the past, the report says. 
Photo: Corals are likely to suffer as a result of the changes to our oceans. (Science Photo Library)

breakingnews:

Report: Health of world’s oceans declining fast 

BBC News: The health of the oceans is declining faster than previously thought, a report from the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) warns.

According to the report, the oceans are facing a multitude of threats, including overfishing and pollution.

The current conditions threaten a mass extinction event similar to those that have afflicted the oceans in the past, the report says. 

Photo: Corals are likely to suffer as a result of the changes to our oceans. (Science Photo Library)