Divers love sharks. Their presence during a dive is nothing short of exhilarating. But in the waters of Semporna, Malaysia — an ecosystem that is home to some of the most rare shark species, including the Borneo shark — it isn’t news that their numbers are dropping fast.
A third of all shark species are nearly extinct and, according to Semporna shark advocates, some species such as the hammerhead have declined by up to 90 percent in the last 50 years.
A petition has been created to establish a Semporna Shark Sanctuary, which, if successful, would produce Southeast Asia’s first and largest shark sanctuary. This petition would not only protect sharks and other diverse marine ecosystems but would also conserve an important tourism economy.
Click here to sign the petition.