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Conservation Victory: A Sanctuary for Sharks

9 October 2011

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Marshall Islands in Micronesia had established the world’s largest shark sanctuary.

Although sharks are often portrayed as dangerous and aggressive predators, they are essential part of our ecosystem, and for the Marshall Islands community, an integral part of their culture.

The infamous Great White sharks that breach in the waters of False Bay are still under threat though, but hopefully this kind of initiative can set an international precedent, and help to protect all threatened shark species worldwide.

To read more visit this post on the National Geographic website.

photo by luiz rocha

Image Source: Our Amazing Planet