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Subject: Costa Rica Steps Up To Protect Hammerhead Sharks
(Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 05:38PM by Archie The Parrot) Tags:

Hammerhead shark, Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Image from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Hats off to the Costa Rican Government for supporting hammer head sharks by signing a petition after Honduras petitioned to join an endangered species list according to a recent article on the Global Voices website; http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/02/28/latin-america-turns-to-iphone-app-to-take-hammerheads-off-the-chopping-block/


“In Latin America, Honduras first petitioned that the three species of hammerhead join the Cites list. Costa Rica and Brazil immediately signed on, followed by Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador.”

In Panama hammerheads swim close to shore to have their young making the easy prey for thieves harvesting them for shark fin soup. Now the app can identify this illegal practice and hopefully curb the disappearance of this apex predator.

Hammerheads are important people to swim with for tourism, to fulfill their ecological role, the sport fishing industry and as a apex predator the future of our planet and the survival of life as we know it in and out of the ocean.

At Go Costa Rica Fishing.com we applaude those that are committed to saving our environment.

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