Earth Law Can Help Galapagos Sharks


| 7/25/2018 1:56:00 PM


Galapagos Shark by Chuck Gerlovich

Galapagos Shark, Revillagigedo Islands by Chuck Gerlovich @Creative Commons

Did you know that each year, while there are about 10 fatal shark attacks on humans? In stark contrast, humans kill an estimated 73 million sharks per year? ELC is working with partners the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature on bringing the rights of nature from vision to realization in Ecuador's ocean space. 

The Galápagos Islands are a Haven for Sharks

The highest concentration of sharks in the world can be found in the Galapagos Islands (32 of the 400 known species globally). The Galapagos Marine Reserve, which straddles the equator approximately 600 nautical miles from the coast of Ecuador, is one of the largest marine reserves in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage center.

We’ve recently discovered that the Galapagos harbors pregnant whale sharks (the largest fish in the ocean) and the pups of endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks. The Australian Institute of Marine Science and Pew Charitable Trusts study showed that a single shark could be worth US$ 1.9 million during its life, compared to just over US$ 100 if it was caught and killed.



 Hammerhead Sharks by JcMaco

Bob
7/26/2018 2:59:11 PM

"Earth law" sounds like it's part of the UN's Agenda 21/2030 scam to inflict a globalist oligarchy on all human activity - a political movement camouflaged as an environmental one. No thanks, even though I don't eat shark meat, I don't begrudge those who do. I recently read about a governmental effort to save 11 Black Rinos by moving them to a "safer location" and the do-gooders killed most of the 11. It's better to follow Nature's Law most times and leave well enough alone.




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