Earth Has Lost 50% of Its Wildlife In The Past 40 Years
Did you know Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years?
100 million sharks are estimated to be killed every year, says a report compiled by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. This figure is threatening the long-term survival of many shark species. The main culprit?
Illegal shark finning to feed an appetite for shark fin soup, which is a delicacy in parts of Asia. While some sharks are allowed to be caught, illegal shark finning occurs when fisherman cut fins off live sharks and dump their bodies into the ocean to avoid declaring the full animal at port and surpassing fishing quotas.” reports the National Geographic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On the flip side, human fatalities by shark bites are rare. We’re not even their favorite meal! Surfers are at the most risk as when splashing about on the water’s surface they can be mistaken for shark prey such as fish, turtles or seals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just a gentle reminder that we humans are the most aggressive predators on planet Earth and risk unbalancing the precarious eco system that holds everything together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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