Friday, July 1, 2011

Success with Whale Sharks

In the Philippines, US AID's conservation via tourism model has found success with Whale Sharks.

This quote from a local fishermen sums it up and provides a bit of hope in the bad news world of the big blue.

“In the next ten years, if we continue to protect whale sharks and its habitat, I see more people like me benefiting from it,” said Abe (Abelardo Llave).

It took a lot of work to get here though, so great job all involved including those at AID and the World Wildlife Fund and the fishermen. Thanks! 

Read the whole story from US AID  here.
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