Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul in Galápagos Sanctuary – National Geographic

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The National Geographic reports that the confiscation of the Chinese ship and arrest of its 20 crew in the Galápagos show just how hard it is to protect marine sanctuaries.

Source: Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul in Galápagos Sanctuary

This is a quite an amazing story and the amount of dead sharks found is staggering.

Whether it’s hunting protected fish and animals, or trafficing humans or narcotics, the perpetrators are flouting laws for huge financial gain.

Perhaps, it’s time to reintroduce hard labour for life?

Thoughts?

Galapagos Islands Animals | Giant Tortoise | Rough Guides

Map of Galapagos Islands (Ecuador, South America)

Map of Galapagos Islands (Ecuador, South America) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nazca Booby, Sula granti, Sulidae - Galápagos ...

Nazca Booby, Sula granti, Sulidae – Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (Photo credit: Derek Keats)

English: Galapagos giant tortoise

English: Galapagos giant tortoise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grapsus grapsus from the Galapagos Islands Fra...

Grapsus grapsus from the Galapagos Islands Français: Un crabe (Grapsus grapsus) des îles Galapagos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Galápagos I...

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Galápagos Islands, Ecuador – preening under wing (Photo credit: Derek Keats)

Killer Whales, Galápagos Islands

Killer Whales, Galápagos Islands (Photo credit: Dave Govoni)

This is an excellent article with some wonderful photos. If you are interested in reading about the Galapagos Islands’ animals, this is a MUST READ, in my view. Check, it out!

via Galapagos Islands Animals | Giant Tortoise | Rough Guides.

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Blue-footed Booby on rock  (Sula nebouxii), Ga...

Blue-footed Booby on rock (Sula nebouxii), Galápagos Islands, Ecuador – very blue feet (Photo credit: Derek Keats)

 

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