"If people lose knowledge, sympathy and understanding of the natural world, they’re going to mistreat it and will not ask their politicians to care for it"
Help your kids make their own stationary and send letters to the leaders at the Queensland (QLD) and New South Wales (NSW) Governments. Baited drum lines and shark nets are vain attempts to protect swimmers and surfers. They not only pose a threat to sharks, but also to a multitude of other marine life and even, horrifically, the swimmers and surfers they are intended to protect.
Illustrated by: Sharktopia
Written by: Andre Borell
SHARKS FACE MANY MORE THREATS TOO!
On the broader topic of the many threats that sharks face, below is a small selection of books, films and other resources about the connection between humans and sharks, and how our very existence relies on one another.
This is only a small sample of the information available handpicked by our team. Many resources are free to access and share.
BOOKS and GUIDES
Sharks: A History of Fear in Australia, by Callum Denness
Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear, by Blake Chapman
OTHER SHARK RESOURCES
The power of God in nature: shark!, by Miyuki Jokiranta on Earshot, ABC Radio, Interview with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples'
Ocean: Find Your Blue by The Smithsonian Institution, USA
Sharks: The Ultimate Guide, Udemy Course by Greg Holder
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