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Protecting Sharks: Publications from Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines

Protecting Sharks: Publications from Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines

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The Philippines is the only country in the world where sharks are not protected. Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP) shares some crucial information on how we can make their protection happen.

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The Need to Protect Thresher Sharks in the Philippines Campaign

thresher70% Decline of thresher shark population worldwide as a result of directed fishery with populations having difficulty to recover due to the shark’s slow reproductive rate. Population declines are likely to continue if fisheries are left unchecked.

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Pating Ka Ba? An Identification Guide to Sharks, Batoids and Chimaeras of the Philippines

pkbThis identification guide, the first of its kind in the Philippines, is a useful reference to enhance our understanding on sharks, rays, and chimaeras and the country’s capacity to manage their threats, especially directed fisheries, as well as certain multispecies fisheries in which they constitute as by-catch.

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Philippine Aquatic Wildlife Rescue & Response Manual to Shark & Ray Incidents

rm-sharksraysThere are around 200 species of sharks and rays in the Philippines, some are protected in the Philippines. Sharks and rays strandings and entrapment in fishing gears have been reported more and more regularly in the past few years. Due to lack of knowledge on how to respond to such incidents, some of these animals die or are sold and eaten by members of the coastal community.

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