Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Honduras Lures Tourists by Saving Sharks


This story from Al Jazeera is the second in as many weeks of a shark sanctuary country reaping the benefits of protecting sharks. An upcoming study (shhhhh......don't say you heard it from us) will estimate the global value of shark diving and you may or may not be surprised that it is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. In tiny Palau alone it is worth $18 million annually; in The Bahamas it is $78 million.

2 comments:

pattaya apartments said...

That is just great news! The sharks benefit, the country benefits, and the tourists benefit. I hope other countries follow this example to save sharks and boost up their tourism.

Mildred Rodriguez said...

Sharks are not bad as portrayed in the movies. As part of our diverse ecology, they deserve to be treated well.
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