Horrendous mist netting discovered; just the one suspect nabbed...
Worthwhile article on trying to be realistic but not too darn depressing; includes this, which is worth remembering...
China's hardly the only country to have non ideal nature reserves; but problems can be remarkable, as in this article - excerpts here:
From a lengthy, informative article on Dissent website:
[quote]For those who believe that the arc of the moral universe is long but bends toward justice, it is comforting to see that bend reflected in the polls. Over time, as public awareness of an outrage increases, tolerance for the status quo should diminish while the percentage of the population demanding change creeps up. With steady persistence, popular support for detrimental views will recede, ignorance will be undermined, and consensus around truth will solidify.
This is a SPOOF! - even indicates as much, but a lot of silly folk didn't realise this...
Done in hope of becoming viral video, raise a little awareness of plight of sharks, and massive over harvesting for shark fin soup.
I've been sent link to a sobering article (on same day I've seen some photos from researchers seeing spoon-billed sandpipers on breeding grounds...)
From the Nature Conservancy - info on what seems a worthwhile project:
Big, well written op-ed on mongabay,com includes:
From WWF news release: