Friday, March 23, 2012
Shark Protectors Sponsor Police Rugby League
Posted by Shark Defenders
Founded in 1994 the Coral Reef Alliance is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting the health of coral reefs.
It is working in partnership with the Pew Environment Group and the Ministry of Fisheries in raising awareness for shark protection in Fiji.
In presenting the jerseys, the "Shark Man" or the voice of the sharks in Fiji Manoa Rasigatale said his organisation was happy to be associated with the Police Rugby League team.
He added that his organisation hoped their relationship with police would be strengthened and police would be a great partner in the conservation of sharks in Fiji.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua thanked the sponsors for their kindness and assured them police will spread the message of shark conservation in Fiji.
"The work of police officers now covers a wide range of issues, and one of importance is that of policing the environment".
He then advised the sponsors to use the police network in facilitating the conservation of sharks .
"You have my assurance that our officers will help spread the message of the importance of protecting sharks and our environment both on and off the field".
Police Rugby League team official Aporosa Lutunauga said the team embraces the partnership with Coral Reef Alliance and they will support their effort in shark conservation.
He adds this was also part of their corporate responsibility in giving back to the community and our environment.
The Fiji Police Rugby League team is the current holders of the World Police Rugby League Cup, and is scheduled to defend their title next year.
Press release from Fiji Police Force