|Whale Shark, Seychelles. Photo: Joe Daniel.|
A wide range of Chinese animal welfare and conservation groups, media professionals, businesses and students joined HSI and JGI China representatives at a press conference held at the Zoo to launch the exhibit and to enlist public support for shark protection.
|Horn Shark, Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Photo: Photo: Israel Sánchez Alcántara.|
|Grey Reef Sharks, French Polynesia. Photo: Rodolph Holler, Tahiti Private Expeditoins.|
"Vital to healthy oceans, sharks are being overfished and their fins severed for trade," added Lei Chen Wong, JGI China's executive director. "This joint campaign will help raise crucial awareness in China about the importance of protecting sharks, and attempt to promote changes in attitude and behavior about the commercial trade and widespread consumption of shark fins. We hope to inform and empower the Chinese public to be an active participant in the global campaign to protect sharks."
|Caribbean Reef Shark, Honduras. Photo: Enrico Nanni.|
Several Shark Defenders donated photos for this exhibit including Joe Daniels, Israel Sánchez Alcántara, Rodolph Holler, and Enrico Nanni. You can learn how to donate high-quality, royalty-free photos to support our advocacy efforts on the Shark Defenders blog.