Federal environment minister, The Hon Sussan Ley, has approved another five years of commercial kangaroo exports from New South Wales without heeding critical recommendations from a recent NSW Parliamentary Inquiry relating to population counts, animal welfare, the counting of orphaned joeys and genuine consultation with Indigenous Australians. The cross...
Healthy shark populations are an indicator of the health of the marine environment. Sharks play a key role in marine and estuarine environments, and people around the world rely on healthy marine ecosystems for their livelihoods.
But their decline is being driven in part by the lucrative and unsustainable shark fin trade, with fins most notably used in shark fin soup.
This report looks at the current trends in the global shark fin trade and actions that Australia can take to drive improvement in the shark fin industry, with wider benefits for sustainable management of sharks.
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