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LA PAZ: The Shark Conservation Network

From April 23 - 25, 2010 will be held at Hotel Bugambilias in La Paz the 4th Meeting of the Shark Conservation Network, involving more than 80 members of various communities in the Gulf of California.

Led by Jorge Ramírez González, director IEMANYA in Mexico, the purpose of the meeting is to promote collaborative efforts between researchers, community members, regional conservation organizations, public officials of environment and fisheries, as part of a program activities over the three days, including: presentations of research results and projects, workshops and roundtables, as well as the award Luis Núñez "Meli" Merit shark conservation in the region.

With more than 16 communities represented by its fishermen, academics and scientists, the meeting aims to show progress in conservation, the application of new technologies for the protection of species, the
methods for controlling fishing logbooks as well as an important component of environmental education for future fishermen.

The five most important species of shark in the Gulf of California, white, mako, hammerhead, thresher and whale need everyone's help. For further information, phone in La Paz, 612 123 54 25.

Miguel Vives
WWF Gulf of California
Tel 123 1017 ext 106
Cel 612 102 6536

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