Scuba divers and Blue Tribe Diving Centre at Constance Moofushi are raising awareness of how to protect dwindling shark populations around the world, and what divers can do to help. Their work is part of Project Aware’s Sharks on Tour campaign.
Constance guests can join Blue Tribe at their Shark Awareness evenings, where they share knowledge about sharks, and information about what the Maldivian government is doing to keep them off the endangered species list.
Guests can also earn their PADI Shark Diver Aware certification and help donate funds to the work.
What is the Maldivian government doing to protect sharks?
Scientists estimate that over 73 million sharks are killed each year to support the global finning trade.
The Maldivian government has made 3 very big steps toward the protection of sharks in the Maldives. They have banned the practice of:
- catching sharks
- sale of sharks
- shark feeding
This has already had a big impact on the numbers of sharks living around the Maldives, including around the Ari Atoll and Moofushi.
How to get involved
You can find out more about Blue Tribe’s efforts, as well as the Sharks on Tour adventures worldwide by visiting the Project Aware website.
Photographs of sharks
Photographs of sharks in the Ari Atoll, close to the Island of Moofushi will be entered into a global competition with the best photographs chosen as winners on World Oceans Day, 8 June 2012. Visit the Project Aware website for more information.
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