All posts by David McGuire

Secretary Salazar Issues Decision on Point Reyes National Seashore Permit

U. S. Department of the Interior                                                    Date: November 29, 2012                                  Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416 Secretary Salazar Issues Decision on Point Reyes National Seashore Permit  Multipart decision includes transition for oyster company, clarity for  ranching activities, and fulfilling Congressional vision for wilderness WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a decision that … Continue reading Secretary Salazar Issues Decision on Point Reyes National Seashore Permit

Salazar decision on Drakes Estero can set dangerous precedent for US Wilderness

This week a decision by US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may affect Wilderness designation for Drakes Estero off the central California coastline north of San Francisco with potential impacts on other National Wilderness Areas. A coastal estuary of the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, the estuary is home to harbor seals, herons, ospreys, … Continue reading Salazar decision on Drakes Estero can set dangerous precedent for US Wilderness

Shark Stewards Appeals to WA Premiere to Stop Shark Fin Trade

Join Shark Stewards and other ocean conservation groups urging the West Australian Government support shark conservation and anti shark fining policy, and to stop the shark fin exports to China. You can help us maintain protections on White Sharks in Australia by sigining the following petition addressed to Norman Moore, Western Australia's Fisheries Minister.   … Continue reading Shark Stewards Appeals to WA Premiere to Stop Shark Fin Trade

Motion for the conservation of hammerhead sharks in the Mesoamerican Region and the marine corridor in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

RECOGNIZING the obligations of the global community to conserve, protect, and manage migratory sharks, according to the commitments in various international conventions, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Convention on … Continue reading Motion for the conservation of hammerhead sharks in the Mesoamerican Region and the marine corridor in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species

'The shark fin trade is not sustainable' CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species, 41 marine scientists argue by 41 marine scientists (names enclosed) Updated 08:09 PM Jun 11, 2012 As professional marine scientists who have personally witnessed and documented the dramatic declines of shark populations around the world, we would like to express … Continue reading CITES does not adequately protect endangered shark species

Tiburon Youth Starts Petition to United Nations to Ban Shark Finning

For Immediate Release Contact David McGuire, 415 350-3790, seasteward@gmail.com May 15, 2012 Tiburon CA The town where the shark fin free movement began continues to inspire youth interested in protecting its namesake. First inspired by local sharks, Thirteen year old Joshua Mattazza loves sharks and decided he wanted to do something to protect them. “I … Continue reading Tiburon Youth Starts Petition to United Nations to Ban Shark Finning