Appetite for Shark Fin Drives Threatened Shark Population Decline, New Report

Global shark catch levels have more than doubled since 1960 and populations of some threatened species, such as hammerhead and oceanic whitetip, have declined by over 90 percent in recent years, accor...

Taiwan nabs truck-load of illegal shark meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan authorities seized over 30 tones of illegal shark meat at Kaohsiung Xiagang Fishing Harbor (高雄小港漁港) on Sept. 5, the Fisheries Agency (漁業署) said in a statement yeste...

Massive Shark Fin Seizures Totaling 12 Tons Ring Alarm Bells

(WILDAID) - Shipments totaling eight tons of shark fin en route to mainland China and Hong Kong were confiscated last week in India. The interception of these two shipments, worth more than $6.2 milli...

WildAid in Taiwan calls for support of ‘Global Shark Pledge'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – WildAid and Life Conservationist Association launched the online initiative “Global Shark Pledge” along with a video clip calling for an end to shark fin consu...

Kung Fu Panda Fights Extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (WildAid) - In between his blockbuster movie releases, Po, the Kung Fu Panda, is busy championing endangered species as part of the world's largest ever wildlife conservation awarene...

Thailand Superstar Pong Nawat Joins WildAid Shark Fin Campaign

THAILAND (WILDAID) - Thailand superstar, leading TV actor and passionate diver, Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, joined WildAid's effort to end shark fin consumption in Thailand in a new campaign “...

Expanded Hong Kong Shark Campaign Adds Leading Broadcaster TVB

HONG KONG (WILDAID) - While the Hong Kong public increasingly rejects shark fin soup, it is still offered on some restaurant menus and served at many weddings and other celebrations. Over the past 15 ...

China tariffs could hurt remaining US shark fin business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new set of Chinese tariffs on U.S. seafood including items made from shark fins could jeopardize what remains of the American industry for the controversial products. ...

Secret Shark Fin Menus in Hong Kong- A Broken Corporate Commitment

HONG KONG (WILDAID) – WildAid obtained documentary evidence of shark fin offered for sale on secret à la carte shark fin menus in multiple Maxim's restaurants across Hong Kong, signif...

JCDecaux and WildAid announce “Partnership for the Wild”

CHINA (WILDAID) - JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, and international conservation organization WildAid are joining their efforts to save the world's most iconic wild...

Threats to Sharks Shift Away From China

(CHINA / WILDAID) - Consumption of shark fin soup in China is no longer the single greatest threat to sharks, according to a report released today by global conservation organization WildAid. &ldqu...

WildAid and model Hannah Quinlivan urge the public to not eat shark fins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Model Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌), who serves as the global charity ambassador for WildAid this year, advocated for the “protect the ocean and say no to ...

'Protect Sharks Man' threatens to poison those who eat shark fins in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police are hunting for a man who calls himself "Protect Sharks Man" after he issued a threat on social media that he would poison customers eating shark fin ...

Don Gerard V Sentenced in Galapagos

(GALAPAGOS / WILDAID) - Galapagos National Park announced the successful sentencing of the captain and crew of the Don Gerard V, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel caught illegally transporti...

WildAid works to reduce demand for ivory and shark fin in Thailand

(THAILAND / WILDAID) - Thailand remains a significant market and transit country for elephant ivory and shark fin. During 2017, WildAid worked to reduce demand and to strengthen enforcement on ivory a...