David Shiffman
David Shiffman Campaign leader

The recent CITES meeting made history for many reasons, including the first time a commercially exploited species of shark was protected by the Convention. CITES COP16 was also noteworthy because of the extent that online outreach efforts were incorporated. This allowed interested citizens all over…Read More

Hello, everyone! In case anyone is interested in following along live with the record-number of shark conservation proposals at CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) meeting, I've prepared a guide to how to use twitter to do this. It includes important hashtags and…Read More

Hello, everyone!
A new study has estimated the total global shark mortality for the first time, and came up with a figure of between 63 and 273 million sharks a year.
For more details on the origin and importance of this estimate, please see my blog post…Read More

http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=13477 Not all petitions are
equal- some have the potential to actually help, while others are a
waste of time and resources with no chance to fix anything. I've
prepared a simple guide to determining whether a given online petition
has the potential to…Read More

http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=14424 (http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=14424) While some activists are pushing for Endangered Species Act
protections for the great white shark, one of the world's leading
experts on the species explains, in a guest post on my blog, why he
feels ESA…Read More

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