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Shark Cage Diving “Time of my life”

By | October 3rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving "Time of my life" An amazing group of people and Animals! The crew of the "Blue Pointer II" were beyond friendly and helpful. They made me feel completely comfortable and like a member of the family. Robis a font of knowledge on White Sharks and loves to share it. I learned a lot and came away with memories and new friendships that will last a lifetime! Visited September 2012 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r141698187-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the [...]

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Details of who to write to ” to petition” killing great white sharks

By | October 1st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

The Western Australian government has approved a plan to kill sharks that venture too close to people in the water. White sharks are a protected species in Australian waters, but the new policy would allow fisheries department officials to kill any white shark deemed an "imminent threat to people." Australia has averaged just over one fatal attack per year over the past 50 years. The Conservation Council of Western Australia praised the additional funds for research and increased patrols but slammed the new pre-emptive kill policy as ineffective. SRI agrees. It would be far more effective to use the funds as the Conservation Council suggests and educate the public. The proposed cull will be detrimental to a species already threatened with extinction. It is a knee-jerk reaction that will give a false illusion of "protection" to beachgoers. Please write the following goverment officials opposing the cull:  Letters, emails, and faxes [...]

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Petition against killing great white sharks in Australia

By | October 1st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

As you probably know, the government of Western Australia has recently announced it will be hunting and killing endangered great white sharks found in their coastal waters as a preventative measure. In response to this, an international petition  has received signatures from over 30 different countries in the first two days of the campaign. This is an important international issue. The Great White Shark is listed as Vulnerable to Extintion on the IUCN Red List and as an apex predator, the loss of such an important part of the ecosystem could result in drastic and far reaching consequences on a global scale. You can view the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/make-illegal-the-unprovoked-killing-of-great-whites

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