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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Under existing legislation, shark finning itself had been banned in Costa Rica, but under a new executive order issued by President Laura Chinchilla, loopholes allowing the transport and import of s…

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Should Sharks Swimming Near Popular Beaches Be Killed?

The Australian state of Western Australia has approved an unprecedented set of new measures aimed at protecting beachgoers from sharks after six attacks were recorded in the state this year alone, r…

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10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species (Slideshow)

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger There are around 440 known species of sharks! There are many iconic species of sharks - the Great White in the film Jaws was burned into popular culture, f…

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5 Shocking At-Risk Species Still on U.S. Menus

By Emily Sohn, Discovery Channel Even if you read educational materials at zoos and donate money to conservation organizations, your eating habits may be unintentionally undermining the threatene…

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Status of the Shark (Infographic)

In honor of Shark Week, Discovery Channel has released a new infographic on the current status of sharks around the world, focused on the threats they face from fishing. Check it out below! Court…

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Top 5 Endangered Sharks (slideshow)

By Karl Burkart, MNN via Planet Green Shark Week tends to bring out mostly unwarranted fears about shark attacks, but actually sharks are the ones that should be scared ... of humans. As a remi…

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