Monthly Archives: Mar 2010

AfriOceans Warriors Participate in Earth Hour 2010

AfriOceans Warriors Participate in Earth Hour 2010

Tonight 60 AfriOceans Warriors from Muizenberg High School under the leadership of AOCA’s Head of Education Terry Corr, and with the support of Deputy Principle, Leonie Jacobson, participated in Earth Hour on Muizenberg beach.  Along with other supporters, and while holding candles in the dark, they formed a symbolic figure 60 on the beach.  Much…

CITES: Goodbye Spiny dogfish

Lesley Rochat - Shark Warrior

Lesley Rochat LIVE FROM CITES: Vote for spiny dogfish proposal to be listed on Appendix II: For=60 Against=67 Abstentions=11 PROPOSAL REJECTED! It could have been worse if the porbeagle shark didn’t make it… I’m going to go with Len, Marie, Ed and Jupp, all from the Shark Research Institute, and other marine NPOs for a few…

CITES: Hello Porbeagle Shark!

Lesley Rochat - Shark Warrior

Lesley Rochat LIVE FROM CITES: Vote results for porbeable shark to be listed on Appendix II secret ballot so we won’t know what the different countries voted: For=86 Against=46 Abstentions=8 THE PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTED!!! Many didn’t think we would be successful after the defeat of the hammerhead and the oceanic whitetip, myself included, but we are…

CITES: Bye, Bye Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

Bye, Bye Hammerhead and Oceanic whitetip sharks

The hammerhead proposal has been rejected and so has the oceanic whitetip. The secret vote results for the hammerhead are: for:75, against:45, abstentions:14 (missed by 5 votes) and the oceanic whitetip are for:75, against:51, abstentions:16. This defeat is a massive blow for shark conservation as we had hoped that by listing them onto CITES Appendix…

CITES: Some good things…

CITES - Some good things

Some good things have come out of CITES despite all the disappointments, like the elies today, and the little frogs the other, and then making new friends who support what you do. This cartoon was done for me by Shujaat Ali, a gifted political cartoonist for Aljazeera Network who came to the screening of Sharks…