Global Conservation

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While they sometimes get a bad reputation, the great white shark is an extremely beautiful animal that is beloved by many. However, the future of these incredible creatures is in jeopardy. In South Africa, it is believed that the great white is on its way to extinction as the population estimates were drastically off. It is now estimated that there are around 350-520 sharks in the South African coastal area which is around half the size that researchers thought the population would be. Human interference; including shark nets used to protect swimmers, persons killing for sport or pollution is to blame for how endangered these animals are. To learn more about the threatened species, check out this article: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-sharks-idUSKCN10017J

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