March 14, 2013
The 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES closed with many positive conservation outcomes, except for the polar bear, whose status remained unchanged despite evidence the species is imperiled.
March 11, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Commend CITES Parties for Protecting Certain Shark and Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
HSI and The HSUS commend CITES parties for protecting certain shark and ray species from international commercial trade
March 1, 2013
HSI and The HSUS urged nations to support proposals to increase or establish protection for species threatened by international trade during the 16th meeting of CITES held in Thailand.
January 28, 2013
At HSI/Canada, our top priority for sharks in 2013 is to ensure that Member of Parliament Fin Donnelly’s Private Member’s Bill (C-380) to ban the import of shark fins into Canada is passed into law.
December 27, 2012
HSI and the Jane Goodall Institute China’s Roots and Shoots Beijing Program awarded six Chinese student groups USD$150 to USD$300 for designing and implementing outreach events to mobilize their communities to eschew shark fins.
December 21, 2012
Humane Society International announced its delight that the Permanent Representatives Committee had endorsed the Council of the European Union’s position on the EU shark finning ban.
December 11, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada is celebrating another victory for sharks after the New Westminster City Council unanimously passed a ban on the trade, sale and distribution of shark fins.
December 6, 2012
HSl/Canada is renewing calls for Members of Parliament to support Bill C-380 to ban the import of shark fins into Canada in the wake of a CTV investigative report, which revealed 76 percent of samples from shark fins sold in Metro Vancouver originated from threatened species.
December 3, 2012
The City Council of Duncan unanimously decided to ban the sale of shark fins, which will come into effect on Jan.1, 2013. With Duncan, there are now 12 municipalities that have passed shark fin bans in 2012 alone, bringing the total number in Canada up to 16.
December 1, 2012
An Ontario provincial court ruling struck down the by-law that bans the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin products within the Toronto City limits.
November 28, 2012
On November 27, members of Parliament viewed Sharkwater, the award-winning documentary by Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart that serves as a call to action in response to the threat that shark finning poses to all of our ocean ecosystems.
November 22, 2012
Humane Society International applauded the European Parliament for voting to strengthen protection for sharks against the cruel and unsustainable practice of ‘finning’ - slicing off a shark’s fins whilst they are fully conscious.
November 15, 2012
Members of the European Parliament have shown their support for sharks ahead of a crucial vote on a proposal to close loopholes in the EU shark finning ban.
November 1, 2012
White Rock becomes the 16th municipality in Canada to ban the sale of shark fin products.
October 30, 2012
Members of the European Parliament have been urged to vote to protect sharks from finning when the issue is debated next month.
October 25, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada Congratulates the City of Langley for Unanimously Passing Shark Fin Ban
HSI/Canada applauds the unanimous decision by the Langley City Council to ban the sale, purchase and consumption of shark fins, including shark fin derivatives.
October 15, 2012
HSI/Canada applauds the decision by the Calgary City Council to pass a bylaw to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products through first reading, thereby approving it in principle. Once the bylaw passes in January, Calgary will become the first municipality in Alberta, and the 15th in Canada, to ban shark fin products.
October 5, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada Congratulates the Township of Langley for Ban on Shark Fin Trade
HSI/Canada is celebrating two victories for sharks, as the Township of Langley and the City of New Westminster in British Columbia ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products.
October 2, 2012
All the latest news on sharks from HSI's wildlife department.
September 28, 2012
HSI/Canada Congratulates Union of British Columbia Municipalities for Passing Historic Resolution Calling for Provincial and Federal Shark Fin Bans
HSI/Canada congratulates the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for passing a historic resolution calling for the provincial government to ban the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins, and for the federal government to advance bill C-380 to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.