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WildAid Completes Assessment of Key Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia

In an effort to further combat illegal fishing, WildAid conducted a marine enforcement assessment of two No-Take Zones (NTZs) in Southeast Misool, Indonesia, one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. The report provides concrete recommendations to strengthen operations, improve compliance, and lower operational costs.

Chinese Business Tycoons Join Fight to Save Sharks

Today, Mr. Huang Nubo and Ms. Wei Xue joined WildAid to premiere China’s first Public Service Announcement in which leading CEOs call on the business community to “say no to shark fin soup.”

The PSA features Mr. Huang Nubo (Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group), Mr. Feng Lun (Chairman, Beijing Vantone Real Estate), Mr. Li Dongsheng (Chairman, TCL Corporation), Mr. Hu Baosen (Chairman, Jianye Real Estate Development), and Ms. Wei Xue (Founder, PRAP China).

Construction Underway on New Patrol Vessel for Indonesia

WildAid is currently constructing a $35,000 patrol vessel for Daram MPA to strengthen enforcement both within Daram and Batbitim MPAs.

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Calgary Alderman Announce Shark Fin Ban By-law

Today, Calgary Alderman Brian Pincott made public a proposed bylaw to ban shark fin products, coinciding with the release of an opinion poll showing that 88% of respondents stating an opinion were supportive of such a move.

“The motion by Alderman Pincott is the latest positive step in the growing campaign to end this unsustainable trade,” said Rob Sinclair, Executive Director of WildAid Canada. “This is yet another example of Canadian municipalities taking action to counter this global threat.”

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