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ShArk Finning BY

elena Monica sally `

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Research Question Why is shark finning in Asia an urgent issue that must be immediately resolved?


WHAT IS SHARK FINNING?


Used 4%

.

96%

source: hawkfishmedia.wordpress.com

Wasted


WHERE IS IT HAPPENING? .


145 SHARKSAVERS.ORG


WHY IS IT HAPPENING?

GLOBAL COMMONS unprotected

free for all


SUPPLY (suppliers)

DEMAND (CONSUMERS)

Extremely lucrative industry

$

140 million - 1.2 billion dollars a year Fins cost $400 per kilo Whale sharks and basking sharks can cost up to $20,000

A tradition since the Ming dynasty Shows status and wealth Frequently used in banquets, weddings and business meetings to demonstrate success and prosperity


SHARKS


37 million sharks are killed every year

3 sharks are killed every second


WHY ARE SHARKS IMPORTANT? Sharks keep the food web in balance


SHARK POPULATION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 100

VISIONDIVE.COM 50

0 1960

2010

• Sandbar Sharks 80-95% • Hammerhead Sharks 89% • Great White Sharks 79% • Tiger Sharks 40-65% • White Tip 99%


WHY DO WE NEED TO STOP IT?

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CRUEL AND INHUMANE PRACTICE A WASTE OF RESOURCES DISRUPTS THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM CAN BE SUBSTITUTED


SHARK FINNING IN INDONESIA


primary source: greenpeace taiwan


Have you eaten shark fin? 40%

No

Yes 60%


Other It was yummy

12%

It was a special event

24%

24%

6% 35% I didn’t know

My parents ordered it


BANDAR DJAKARTA


HOW CAN WE HELP?


Research Question Why is shark finning in Asia an urgent issue that must be immediately resolved?


SOURCES Shark Food Web. Digital image. Center for Ocean Solutions. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2012. <http:// centerforoceansolutions.org/climate/ wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ FoodWeb.jpg> World Map. Digital image. Picture Up. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012. <http:// www.pictureup.net/search.htm? search_keywords=map>.

sharks.com/au en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shark

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sharks.nhl.com

stopsharkfinning.net

enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ sharks

wwf.sg hsi.org/issues/shark_finning

dsc.discovery.com/tv/shark-week kidzone.ws/sharks

oceanicdefense.org/campaigns/stopshark-finning.html

sharksavers.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shark_finning visiondive.com sharkfin.com.au nationalgeographic.com/oceans sharkfinshears.com

wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/stopshark-finning

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