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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Across the world’s seas, more refuges for predators

By Ben Koses

July 7, 2016
Even the ocean’s top predators need protecting — and shark sanctuaries are a great way to do it.
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Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines

By Bruno Vander Velde

January 8, 2016
Changing tastes and policies in China — spurred in part by conservation campaigns — have created breathing room for Indonesia’s sharks.
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Indonesian Government Sinks Vietnamese Shark Poaching Boat, Creates New Dive Site

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

February 10, 2015
From local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life.
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Raja Ampat Launches Indonesia’s First Shark Sanctuary

By Matthew Fox

February 21, 2013
Earlier this week, the regency government of West Papua’s Raja Ampat archipelago took the bold step of declaring its entire 46,000 square-kilometer (almost 18,000 square-mile) marine domain a shark sanctuary — Indonesia’s first.
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Shark Poachers Chased Down by Indonesian Communities + Police

By Bram Goram

May 9, 2012
Poachers entered Raja Ampat in search of protected species like sharks. This is how we fought back.
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