How can we stop sharks from going extinct?

How Can We Stop Sharks from Going Extinct?
How Can We Stop Sharks from Going Extinct?


Sharks could be facing extinction over the next couple of decades.

Human interference is largely to blame for the species interference. Overfishing of sharks has increased as the global demand has skyrocketed in recent years. Sharks are hunted for their meat, skin, cartilage, fins, livers, and teeth.

While sharks sit near the top of the food chain in the ocean, their extinction would still have an effect on our life. Without sharks, the ecosystem would be thrown off, triggering changes to the ocean as we know it.

Awareness and support of the overfishing problems and the risk of extinction are critical for preservation initiative. There are many organizations that are leading dedicated to sustaining the fascinating shark species around global waters. Continued support will help preserve their livelihood.

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