Monday, January 30, 2012

Support a Semporna Shark Sanctuary and the Future of Our Oceans!

Semporna, Malaysia is home to many species of shark, from the extremely rare and elusive Borneo and hammerhead shark to the largest fish in the sea, the graceful whale shark.

A third of all shark species are nearly extinct. Some species of sharks such as the hammerhead have declined by up to 90% in the last 50 years. Sharks are an apex predator and have been around for over 400 million years and have maintained prey diversity and shaped the coral reef systems into what we see today. Without them the marine biodiversity as we know it would collapse.

Sharks are being systematically wiped out around the world and an extinction of many species is very likely in the coming years if current fishing trends and attitudes towards this beautiful and misunderstood creature don't change, and change fast. In Sabah and Semporna, many species are encountered on a daily basis. We are one of the lucky places that can still say that we can 'prevent' their decline instead of having to 'reintroduce and rehabilitate.'

By signing this petition in support of a Semporna Shark Sanctuary you are not only signing for the future of these incredible creatures for future generations, but securing the health of one of the most bio-diverse marine eco systems in the world and the future economy for the thousands of people who make a daily living from eco tourism in the area. Thanks for your support. 

Source: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/support-a-semporna-shark-sanctuary-and-the-future-of-our-oceans/

Green Sabah says: Do support this petition! Let us play our part in conserving the bio-diverse marine ecosystems. Simple action for positive results.

9 comments:

Anak Sabah said...

Usaha untuk menyelamatkan ikan jerung kita adalah sangat penting, harap tandatangan petisyen ini boleh membantu mencapai objektif kita.

Anak Sabah said...

Rakyat Sabah patut menyokong petisyen ini, marilah kita menyumbang tenaga untuk melindungi kehidupan laut kita.

me gusta said...

Will do the petition!

me gusta said...

The public are getting aware with the importance of protecting the sharks. It's a positive sign!

Smookiekins said...

Hopefully many people will support the petition

antap said...

yu mmg harus kita lindungi.

Alexis said...

let us support this petition for today and future generations.

Wazxiran said...

Jangan lagi kita memburu ikan Yu.. Kerana jika berterusan akan menyebabkan kepupusan terhadap ikan tersebut.

rebirth said...

kerajaan perlu mewartakan mana2 kawasan perairan untuk tujuan melindungi dan memulihara hidupan marin yang terancam.. lagi banyak kawasan yang diwartakan lagi bagus..

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