1 Tahrcountry Musings: Australia - Call to protect Coral Sea

Monday, September 17, 2007

Australia - Call to protect Coral Sea

The Conservationists around the world are urging the Australian government to protect the Coral Sea, which has abundant shark populations. The area is a "predator diversity hotspot" and one of Australia’s last tropical marine wildernesses area, comprising an area of 780,000sq km. Environmentalists want the government to give the area full-scale protection by giving legal status of protected area. If the proposal is accepted this would be the world's largest marine park. Illegal fishing for sharks for their fin is posing a serious threat to the area and the threat is increasing.

2 comments:

Raveendran Nair said...

Sharks are being threatened world wide. They are the tigers of the sea. Glad to hear about the Coral Sea initiatives. I join the men

Prasanth Kodai said...

Sharks, the tigers of the sea sure needs protection. Hope the proposal will be accepted.