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EditPhoto Title:Shark Week 2016: People Need Sharks
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EditImage Description:Hammerhead shark from Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
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Every​ year, TV’s “Shark Week” highlights the mystery and magnificence of these creatures — but one week is not enough time to devote the attention that sharks deserve.​​

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The oldest animals on Earth
Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years, longer than the dinosaurs.

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Sharks are apex predators, meaning they reside at the top of the food chain. They’re essential to the balance of marine ecosystems, preventing overpopulation of other species — and supporting healthy fisheries that provide people with food and jobs.

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Loved and feared, sharks boost local economies through ecotourism. Shark diving, swimming and viewing generate more than $US 300 million a year, making sharks more valuable alive than dead.

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EditImage Caption:Worldwide, sharks kill around 10 people per year. Humans kill up to 70 million sharks per year.
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Scientific study of sharks and their DNA is driving potential treatments for viruses and cystic fibrosis. Shark anatomy — from the surface of its skin to the motion of its tail — has inspired smart design for products such as watercraft, cars and water turbines.

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People need sharks

Conservation International works in seascapes around the world to protect the habitats that sharks depend on — because ultimately, we depend on sharks.

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    EditSection Title:People need sharks. Take the pledge to protect them.
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    Sharks swim in every ocean — and they affect people everywhere in some way. Sharks support the oceanic food web that supports us, the carbon cycle that stabilizes our climate, even our economies. Now, many shark species are threatened around the globe, caught unintentionally as by-catch or relentlessly slaughtered for their fins. Losing sharks would be bad for the oceans, and bad for us.

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    Shark news

    Get the latest research and updates from CI’s work to protect sharks.

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    EditCaption Title:5 things you didn’t know sharks do for you
    EditCaption Description:If sharks were to disappear, it would be bad news for all of us.
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    EditImage Alt Text:A diver swims with a whale shark in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay
    EditCaption Title:Whale shark ‘bling’ could unlock mysteries of giants of the deep
    EditCaption Description:Technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world’s largest fish.
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    EditImage Alt Text:In Raja Ampat police detonated a single charge placed in the hull of the ship to sink it perfectly onto a sandy bottom, where it will now become a new dive site attraction.
    EditCaption Title:Indonesian government sinks shark poaching boat, creates new dive site
    EditCaption Description:From local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life.
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    EditCaption Title:Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines
    EditCaption Description:Changing tastes and policies in China — spurred in part by conservation campaigns — have created breathing room for Indonesia’s sharks.
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    EditCarousel title: Swim with the sharks
    EditCarousel description: Get up close and personal with one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.
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    EditPage Link:http://ci-intl.org/28SNTlD
    EditTweet Text:People need sharks. You can help. Celebrate #SharkWeek 2016 with @conservationorg.
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      More of Our Work Links

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      EditImage Alt Text:Night falls over Rio de Janeiro. © Nikada
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      EditImage Alt Text:Scientists set a camera trap. © Benjamin Drummond
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      EditTitle:The Ocean
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      EditImage Alt Text:Coral reef in Viti Levu, Fiji, Oceania. © William Crosse
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