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Sales of shark fin in China drop by up to 70% | Jennifer Duggan

07.08.2014
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Traditionally a symbol of wealth and luxury, public attitidues towards shark fin are changing in China, according to a new reportA popular dish at weddings and banquets in China, shark fin soup is increasingly off the menu due to a government frugality drive and awareness campaigns and by conservationists, according to a new report.The trade in shark fins, a symbol of wealth in China and other parts of Asia, has led to the decline in some shark populations by up to 98% in the last 15 years. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year with up to 73 million used for their fins. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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