Posts Categorized: Sharks

Honeybee, © Brad Stocke

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Killing of Cecil the Lion Highlights Need for Further Lion Conservation; California State Ban on Shark Fins Upheld in Federal Court; Obama’s Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trafficking; Did You Know? Most Polar Bears Don’t Hibernate; The Latest from the Sagebrush Sea; Climate Change Reduces Bee Habitat, Study Shows

Grizzly with cubs, © Jim Chagares

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Wandering Wolf OR-7 Fathers Pups Two Years in A Row! New National Poll Finds 90 Percent of American Voters Support the Endangered Species Act; Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trade in Mozambique; Public Support is High for Grizzly Reintroduction in Washington; Defenders Advocates for Sharks and Rays in Ecuador

Shark, ©Ridlon Kiphart

Sharks – the Wolves of the Sea »

Scientists have found direct connections between the loss of sharks and the loss of healthy coral reefs, declining fish populations, crashing shellfish populations, and more. Remove one link in the food chain and the entire system can be thrown off.

bigeye thresher, © NOAA/NEFSC

Big Threats to the Bigeye Thresher »

Because of threats to the bigeye thresher shark, especially those from commercial and recreational fishing, Defenders is filing a petition asking the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to list the species under the Endangered Species Act.