Base data and IUCN and SharkInfo and Shark Trust and Natural England and Shark3d and Basking Shark Project and CITES infor for Australia and Durham and IFAW and SSN
WACA81 Section 9 Cefas Advice and SeaFish (print out)
Bonn Convention (Convention on Migratory Species)
CITES and here and here
CMS options - discussion paper
Hotspots in the UK
Basking Shark Hotspots in the UK
General Info on Fish:
Prepare beta observation sheets for fishermen/recreational boat users identifying with images, graphics and diagrams those fish which have protection under WACA81.
Spatial Distribution Patterns of Basking Sharks
Oceans of Noise
Basking Shark Products in International Trade
Greenpeace RedList in Canada
Guardian Summer 2009
BBC Audio - Migrations
BBC Vid Isle of Man
Why bust a gut trying to protect one species when the general picture is so dire?
What's the point if Norway can still fish for baskers?
What are the ethics of showing other countries' disturbing practices?
Aims:crime and the application of forensic techniques to investigations of such crime. Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the nature and extent of wildlife crime. 2. Identify and interpret legislation relating to wildlife crime 3. Describe and appraise the roles of the different organisations involved in regulating wildlife crime 4. Understand This module allows the student to develop an understanding of wildlife and apply the different forensic techniques used in the investigation of wildlife crime
Seals - one of a variety of PINNIPEDS
Harp seals, the species targeted by hunters for pelts for the fashion industry (main market is Italy).
US Action - the US often gets a bad press, but note the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972
EU action to ban trading in seal pelts - ie using import duties as a tool for the control of species depletion - though note that the debate is as much about animal welfare as bio-diversity )if not more so). Note also this official source - including video - from the EU Parliament. Note however that there is a controversial involvement by the World Trade Organisation to whom Canada have made representations. (View the news video and mull over that word "transitioning".) See also this news piece from Canada.
This is what the Greeks are doing - note possilbe volunteering opportunities.
We rely on science to inform us whether seal hunting has a positive/negative effect on eco-systems. Should seal populations be managed by regularr culls authorised by national governments? Do seals have a value as scavengers rather than predators? Do seals undermine fish stocks. How valid is the proposition that if yo remove a predator fish yields will increase?
CAFT Factsheet - careful
The Russians have also taken action.
The law as it stands in Canada on seal hunting.
Monachus basic information - make sure to evaluate the Edge website for usefulness
Recenct issues with walrus' from WWF