1. Philippine Airlines Agrees to Stop Shipping Shark Fins
Philippine Airlines has joined the ranks of major airlines taking a stand against shark finning. Officials from the airline stated that the decision was made “in support of its commitment to sustainable development.”
Ocean conservationists view this decision as a major victory in their fight against shark finning. Further pressure has been placed on two other major airlines that have yet to follow suit, Thai and Singapore air.
2. Party Like a Shark with DJ EPSR
DJ EPSR in San Antonio, Texas dedicated his scratches, scribbles, and mixes to Earth Day 2014: Give ‘Em The Fin Around The World on April 22nd!
This innovative event was another of a long list of creative ways people are finding to contribute to the Give ‘Em the Fin Mosaic.
3. International Support for Shark Conservation Floods Guam
Students from George Washington High School and Simon Sanchez High School are raising awareness of a federal attempt to overturn Guam’s shark conservation law.
The students started an online petition that calls on NOAA and President Barack Obama to cease attempts to undermine Guam’s local conservation laws. They further ask NOAA and the president to create a shark sanctuary. The petition, started by students Maile Dolores and Makaelah Blas, has already received more than 2,000 signatures.
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