The animal we fear the most is also one we depend upon for our survival.
Sharks play a crucial role on this planet. For 450 million years, they have ensured our ocean's health - enabling our very existence.
But sharks, and this planet, are quietly headed for disaster.
Up to 73 million sharks will be killed this year. That's over 10,000 every hour.
Few know, often blinded by misguided fears, of the shark's current struggles. Sharks are quickly headed for extinction.
Why? Primarily to feed consumer demand for their fins.
We are running out of time. But we all have the power to make a difference.
It is up to all of us, now, to collaboratively work together and save the sharks. To enforce the laws protecting them. To quickly curb the issues leading to their demise. To prevent this catastrophic extinction.
We have a long legacy protecting the oceans and defending whales, dolphins, tuna and seals. Now we are launching a campaign to protect sharks - an animal few believe is worth fighting for.
Support Sea Shepherd's Operation Requiem and play a very important role in changing the future for sharks.
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The Tide Has Turned for Marine Life in Australia
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