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Sharks need our help!!!
Raise your voice for sharks - I will carry your voice through europe!!!
For each Euro you give, I go 2 kilometres (1,2miles) by bike.
(let's say up to a maximum of 4000 km (2500 miles)
Did you know, that sharks existed on the earth allready 350.000.000 (350 milion) years ago? They lived before the dinosaurs and survived when the age of the dinosaurs ended. They are a very important part of marine live. Without sharks many other species can not survive either. And many of these species are very important for us human beings.
After 350.000.000 years the humans started to kill that many sharks, that
within only 60 years we brought them close to extinction
Humans are killing sharks for many reasons. Non of them are any justifiable. Most sharks are caught alive. The fishermen cut off their fins and throw the animals back into the sea. The sharks are still alive and die cruel and torturously. The fins are than sold on asian markets as ingredient for sharkfin-soup.
I was told, that shark fins don't have any taste at all. So it is nothing about taste. What is it for???
The humans kill 90.000.000 sharks every year. In other words
we kill 3 sharks every second
Please, my friends, think about this number. By the way: In average two men are killed by a shark per year. That's not quiet 3 per second, is it?
To get an idea of the global dimension of the issue, you just need to have a look on the picture from the Save Our Seas Foundation that you find in my gallery on the bottom of this page. It is not only the asian states that are killing the sharks. Spain is the third biggest shark hunter. all member states of the european Union together catch the most sharks. Also the USA and Canada play a big role.
Since the 1950s the global shark catch is climbing up constantly. The result is tremendous. The population of many shark species declined dramaticaly. The Porbeagle Shark for example has come down to one per cent of its former population.
I support the NGO Project AWARE since many years. They achieved some great victories to protect our oceans in the last years. With their campaign "Sharks In Peril" they attempt to stop the senseless shark-finning. But to be successfull they need money.
With a small donation you can help Project AWARE
- Fight to stop shark finning
- Insist on full protection for critically endangered sharks
- Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks
Dear Friends, some of you know me personally, others know me as a colleague or because I had the plessure to teach you diving and introduce you to the wonderfull beauty of the under water world of our planet.
No matter how you know me, I ask you to support Project AWARE with this important project.
Even if you can only donate one dollar, it will be one dollar for the survival of this great and important animals. An investment in the future of the nature is the best investment you can make.
If you can not afford to donate one dollar, please help by spreading this appeal and get your friends, families and colleagues involved.
I as well as the complete world will appreciate it.
You raise your voice and call out for sharks. I will carry your voice through europe
Here is what I am going to do:
The more money you donate for project AWARE to fight against shark finning, the more I carry your voice through europe.
I am going to ride the bike. And I will ride a lot if you want.
Going through europe I can get much more attention for the problem by spreading your voice. "We do not want humans to kill sharks"
I am seroius. One Euro makes me ride 2km. (up to a maximum of 4000 km)
Did you know that the European Union exports more shark fins than anybody else?
Spain is the 3rd biggest seller of shark fins in the world.France is on place 12 of this dishonourable ranking. Portugal is on place 16.
So let`s see if you can make me carry your voice against shark finning through this three countries with my bycicle.
I will start in germany. (A country that exports almost no shark products at all, but I grew up there) And I will go through france, spain and Portugal along the coast, showing everybody, that we do not want sharks to be extincted by human beings!!!!
So please donate a little money. I do the rest of the work.
Come on for only 2000 Euro I should make it at least to northern Portugal.
Of course everybody who gives some money can follow my tour online.
It is up to you!!!!
I will start my tour in the beginning of july
!!!Please note that you can donate with paypal only if you choose the currency GBP!!!